Life cycle assessment of biodiesel production using alkali, soluble and immobilized enzyme catalyst processes

Kenthorai Raman, Jegannathan and Wong, Vanessa Foo Ting and Pogaku, Ravindra (2011) Life cycle assessment of biodiesel production using alkali, soluble and immobilized enzyme catalyst processes. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35 (10). pp. 4221-4229. ISSN 0961-9534

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.07.010

Abstract

This study deals with the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of three different catalytic processes for biodiesel production. In the LCA study, a "cradle to gate" approach was adopted to estimate the environmental impact of different catalytic processes such as immobilized, soluble biocatalyst and alkali catalyst. The results revealed that, biodiesel production using immobilized biocatalyst has less environmental impact compared to alkali and soluble biocatalyst. The environmental impact of the immobilized biocatalyst depends on the reusability factor.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Alkali catalyst, Biocatalyst, Biodiesel, Encapsulation, Life cycle assessment, Lipase
Subjects:?? TP315-360 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:4868
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:13 Sep 2012 17:01
Last Modified:16 Feb 2015 11:31

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