Multi-energy optimization process: Biodiesel production through ultrasound and microwaves

S. Getty, M. Kropf, B. Tittmann

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Abstract

The an ever increasing demand for fuels and new energy sources is forcing a growing need for new, innovative concepts of alternative and renewable energy sources. To meet this demand and become competitive with fossil fuels, industry must increase production of renewable energy while decreasing energy and costs of producing them. One such source of renewable energy, which has been changing rapidly in North America, is biodiesel. A novel processing approach developed at The Pennsylvania State University leverages high intensity, focused ultrasound and microwave heating to improve the material and energy efficiencies of the production of biodiesel. Technical approaches towards technology scale-up will be discussed along with the validation studies at industrial scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy II - A Collection of Papers Presented at the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy Conference
Pages79-88
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Jan 30 2013
Event2nd Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy, Energy 2012 - Clearwater, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 26 2012Mar 1 2012

Publication series

NameCeramic Transactions
Volume239
ISSN (Print)1042-1122

Other

Other2nd Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy, Energy 2012
CountryUnited States
CityClearwater, FL
Period2/26/123/1/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Getty, S., Kropf, M., & Tittmann, B. (2013). Multi-energy optimization process: Biodiesel production through ultrasound and microwaves. In Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy II - A Collection of Papers Presented at the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy Conference (pp. 79-88). (Ceramic Transactions; Vol. 239).