Biodiesel Plant CE 650

Biodiesel Plant

Type: CE 650
Name: Biodiesel Plant
CE 650 - A product from the GUNT 2E range
Technical Description

  The production of biodiesel from vegetable oils by adding methanol and caustic soda (as catalyst) is a chemical process known as transesterification.
  The process is operated continuously in large-scale production. The input materials of vegetable oils, methanol and caustic soda are fed into the two stirred tank reactors. The chemical reaction takes place at temperatures of approximately 60°C and a retention time of approximately 2 hours, per stirred tank reactor. Any input materials that have not yet been consumed are then returned with any by-products, caused to react again and then separated.
  The product mixture is neutralised with hydrochloric acid after successful transesterification and can be refined with an optional treatment.


Learning Objectives / Experiments
- fundamentals of chemical transesterification
- production of biodiesel from vegetable oil
- influence of retention time and temperature
* Chemical transesterification1
* Two-stage process1
* Plant controlled via PLC and touchscreen Specification [1] chemical transesterification of vegetable oils
[2] two-stage process
[3] two heated stirred tank reactors
[4] educt dosing
[5] neutralisation of by-products and main products
[6] PLC for controlling the system
[7] GUNT software for data acquisition via USB under Windows 7
  Technical Data Stainless steel tank
- stirred tank reactors: approx. 5L
- storage tank (oil): approx. 50L
- storage tank (chemicals): approx. 5L
- product tank: approx. 50L
Metering pumps (oil): 2,5L/h
Metering pumps (chemicals): 0,3L/h
  Dimensions and Weight LxWxH: approx. 5000x790x1900mm
Weight: approx. 800kg Required for Operation 400V, 50Hz, 3 phases
Vegetable oil, caustic soda, methanol, hydrochloric acid Scope of Delivery

1 trainer

1 GUNT software CD + USB cable
1 set of instructional material

Order Details 083.65000  CE 650  Biodiesel Plant