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  • Bueff's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    Bueff replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Thats a good wvo engine you got there, I ran mine for about 150000 on WVO and bio with a two tank system. Make sure you purge the system properly...
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  • Johnnojack's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 AM
    Johnnojack replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Yep the steel drums with clamped on lids are the go. I have coned bottoms on 1st and 3rd drums. Have the outlets on the side about 50mm down and have...
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    http://www.biofuelsforum.com/threads/4559-Filter-bags-bulk-offer?p=62839#post62839 I am out of the 32" long bags at the moment.
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  • Earthling's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Earthling replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Thanks Harvey for the thumbs up and the bunno suggestion :) And thanks Tony for the suggestions :) Yes I was going to get the drums with...
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    The issue I see with your system is that your filter will need to be changed at some time. How are you going to access them inside a 200L HDPE drum?...
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  • Harvey's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Harvey replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Dear earthling, your design is sound. Clear pipe and fittings all available in the irrigation section of bunnies. Yes fuge would be nice, but the...
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  • Earthling's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Earthling replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Yes, the cost is beyond my current budget, doing it on the cheap :) My design should work well and all I would have to do is put in another 20l of...
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  • Alga's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Alga replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Have you thought about using a VO centrifuge, it takes out everything including water, can fit just about anywhere, no filters and if your budget can...
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  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    I just popped out to the shed in between tasks and weighed the brew left in the saucepan. Now a lot of things went wrong with this little attempt so...
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  • Earthling's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    Earthling replied to a thread WVO Upflow Design ok? in SVO Users
    Thanks for the reply Tony. I was wondering what grade plastic piping to use, thanks for the food grade mention. So sequential filtering was...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:39 AM
    WesleyB replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Methanol is miscible in biodiesel and glycerine. So demething allows the glycerine in the biodiesel that's dissolved in the methanol to separate. I...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Cade, when you return the saucepan to the kitchen, don't tell the Mrs what you have been doing with it!
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    20th October 2017, 02:19 PM
    Cade, Keep up the good work. Once you have this one completed, perhaps you could do a test on the already settled and filtered biodiesel, for...
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  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    20th October 2017, 08:51 AM
    Thanks for the great info Wesley, But I wont be pulling a vacuum on it as the vessel is way to hard to seal. I have an abundance of electrical...
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    20th October 2017, 12:45 AM
    This is my up-flow settling system. The 3 drums are steel 200L drums. All in-tank piping is polythene. Inter-tank piping is food grade vinyl tubing...
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  • Earthling's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 09:04 PM
    Hi all :) I'm looking at an upflow design as it seems to be the easiest and uses little power for clean WVO. This design is pretty much from...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 08:09 PM
    WesleyB replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    The boiling-point elevation of a solution relative to that of a pure solvent (methanol) depends on the concentration of dissolved particles...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 02:28 PM
    WesleyB replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Captain cademan; using a google search on the internet using key words Methanol (data page) Wikipedia , I found the boiling point of methanol at 100...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 01:04 PM
    WesleyB replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Captain Cademan; Yes heating the crude bio will drive off the excess methanol. I have used vacuum distillation to remove the excess alcohol....
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 03:37 AM
    Hi smithy, My testing as well as Neutral's showed the split was about 2/3 of the recoverable methanol is in the byproduct layer and 1/3 of the...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 03:20 AM
    Hi smithy, Exactly the point. You still do not know that biodiesel can not be produced at room temperature. I think Mark needs to come back...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 03:11 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Cade, there is a rough way to estimate the methanol left in your bio. Based on a 100 litre batch and adding 20 litres of methanol. The approximate...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    19th October 2017, 01:39 AM
    smithy replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Tilly, post No 21, I think you mean 'can' not 'can not' Also in a previous post you said the neutralisation reaction between ffa's and methoxide does...
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  • Chris66's Avatar
    18th October 2017, 07:20 PM
    Chris66 replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Re: washing with heat'Luckily for you I am a Chemist, unlike anyone else on this forum.' I think you need to pull your head out of your arse.
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  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    18th October 2017, 11:07 AM
    Sounds like you have a fair handle on this. this one will test you :) from what you are saying I wont be able to get all of the methanol out...
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  • Alga's Avatar
    18th October 2017, 10:20 AM
    You'd get a better result if you put a "T" into the heater and had a direct flow to the HE, then use another "T" to reconnect the heater after the...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    18th October 2017, 09:54 AM
    Hi Cade, Indeed, we are lucky. If it had not been for Mark, it is doubtful that anyone else would have realized that you can not make biodiesel...
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  • Dr Mark's Avatar
    18th October 2017, 01:27 AM
    Dr Mark replied to a thread washing with heat in Making Biodiesel
    Luckily for you I am a Chemist, unlike anyone else on this forum. Just heating the brew to remove the MeOH won't work - it will probably form an...
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  • Tony From West Oz's Avatar
    18th October 2017, 12:03 AM
    I look forward to your test results. It may take some time for the byproduct to drop out after the methanol has gone. I would like to see how much...
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  • Captaincademan's Avatar
    17th October 2017, 04:21 PM
    Thanks Tilly. I think I will boil (65 degree or so) some fresh bio on the stove tonight and see what happens. It will be interesting to see how much...
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