This presents a significant opportunity for our friends in the biodiesel business.
As we know, the products of the reaction to produce biodiesel include not only biodiesel, but byproducts including soap, glycerol, excess alcohol, and trace amounts of water. All of these byproducts must be removed to meet the standards.
Methanol is typically recovered by distillation and reused, while residual water is also removed from the methanol to improve the transesterification reaction. The technology we offer as an alternative is applicable in a low water situation where distillation requires a very high reflux ratio and results in excessive energy costs.
Please contact us to discuss the most cost-effective solution for your situation.