Production of biodiesel from palm oil using liquid core lipase encapsulated in κ-carrageenan

Jegannathan, Kenthorai Raman and Leong, Jun Yee and Chan, Eng Seng and Pogaku, Ravindra (2010) Production of biodiesel from palm oil using liquid core lipase encapsulated in κ-carrageenan. Fuel, 89 (9). pp. 2272-2277. ISSN 0016-2361


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This work deals with the enzymatic transesterification of palm oil with methanol in a solvent-free system. Among the five lipases tested in the initial screening, lipase PS from Burkholderia cepacia resulted in the highest triglyceride conversion. Lipase PS was further investigated in a novel immobilized form by encapsulating within a biopolymer, κ-carrageenan. Using the immobilized lipase the production parameters of biodiesel from palm oil were optimized. The optimal conditions for processing 10 g of palm oil was: 30 °C, 1:7 oil/methanol molar ratio, 1 g water, 5.25 g immobilized lipase, 72 h reaction time and 23.7g relative centrifugal force. At the optimal conditions, triglyceride conversion of up to 100% could be obtained. The immobilized lipase was stable and retained 82% relative transesterification activity after five cycles. Liquid core lipase encapsulated in κ-carrageenan could be a potential immobilized catalyst for eco-friendly production of biodiesel. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biodiesel, Encapsulation, Immobilization, Lipase, Liquid core
Subjects:?? TP315-360 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:2130
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:08 Mar 2011 17:00
Last Modified:18 Feb 2015 12:42

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