Biodiesel production from waste vegetable oils over MgO/ZrO2 catalyst

Thembi Sithole, Kalala Jalama, Reinout Meijboom

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MgO was loaded on ZrO2 using the incipient wetness impregnation method. The catalyst was characterized using FTIR, XRD, XRF and BET. The effects of reaction temperature, reaction time and MgO loading on waste vegetable oil conversion to biodiesel were investigated. Biodiesel yield was observed to increase with the reaction temperature and the reaction time. The effect of MgO loading in the catalyst on oil conversion was found to be influenced by the reaction temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Biodiesel
  • Waste vegetable oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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