Impact of mixing speed & reaction time on the biodiesel production from sunflower oil
In this work the effect of stirring speed & reaction time on biodiesel production are studied experimentally by using transesterification reaction process with 1:7 oil (cooking oil) to methanol ratio, NaOH catalyst of 1wt% of oil weight and reaction temperature of 550C. The experiments conducted with stirring speeds of (200, 400, 600, 800) rpm and shaking times (1, 2 and 4) hours. The results showed that, the highest production of biodiesel (96%) using 600 rpm and shaking time 2hr. and the biodiesel can be used as fuel in engines and burners.