Title

Characterization of Biodiesel

Presenter Information

Alexander Carney

Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Research Advisor

Smith, Joseph D.

Advisor's Department

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Funding Source

MST Energy and Research Development Center

Abstract

With increased production of Biodiesel, the safety of the process takes on a greater importance. The major hazards of small scale biodiesel production are the reactants, and the products. Methanol is flammable and poisonous. Sodium hydroxide is highly corrosive. Biodiesel itself is highly flammable. Appropriate gloves and eyeware should be worn at all times. The production area should be well ventilated and have a fire suppression system. A flammable gas detector should also be used.

Biography

Alex Carney was born on April 18, 1990 in Springfield Missouri. He has spent the majority of his life there. Alex graduated From Glendale High School in 2008. Alex Carney is currently a senior at MS&T. His academic interests include green energy and nanotechnology.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comments

Joint project with Mellisa Vidal, Joshua Heath, Sean Tennyson

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Characterization of Biodiesel

Upper Atrium/Hall

With increased production of Biodiesel, the safety of the process takes on a greater importance. The major hazards of small scale biodiesel production are the reactants, and the products. Methanol is flammable and poisonous. Sodium hydroxide is highly corrosive. Biodiesel itself is highly flammable. Appropriate gloves and eyeware should be worn at all times. The production area should be well ventilated and have a fire suppression system. A flammable gas detector should also be used.