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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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
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 09:01
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 07:24
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/4868

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