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Biodiesel: Methanol Recovery Project
This project aims to make biodiesel production more sustainable and economically viable by recovering unused methanol from waste glycerin. We constructed a reflux column still to boil off, then condense, methanol from waste glycerol. Purity of the recovered methanol is critical to its reuse in biodiesel production. The remaining glycerin was tested as a fire starter and soap product. Further research and experiments will create a methodology to recovering methanol and its recycling.
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