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  • smithw's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    A few month ago I was given a Peugeot 306 HDI, and the reason for this generosity was that the engine wont start and it has been to several garages...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:35 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    What a good idea it was for me to post on here. At least when Tilly is examining my posts and 'having a go' it gives other members like Dr Mark a...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:56 PM
    Hi smithy, Yes, the "Magic" is in the methoxide, not in the glycerine This statement clearly shows just how little testing you have...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 11:48 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Wesley, you have to use ex-process glycerol to make the proceedure work. It depends on a number of factors; ratio of mix, residual chemical amounts...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 03:41 PM
    Hi wesley, Smithy is not doing glycerol stripping...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 03:04 PM
    I tested glycerol free fatty acid stripping of used vegetable oil. The Used Vegetable Oil titrated at 15 drops that's a titration number of 15/24...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 02:52 PM
    I've found something a little odd. I tried Smithy's glycerol stripping using pure pharmacy bought glycerine. I heated the used vegetable oil to...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    16th November 2017, 10:59 AM
    Hi smithy, Another incorrect statement. If you were reacting new oil, it would require more chemicals than you continually claim to be using....
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  • Alga's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 10:49 AM
    This how I've set up my 1hdt, much different to how I've done others and will need a few runs to prove itself and remove any problems. So far have...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 04:51 AM
    Hi smithy, I am glad to see that you are acknowledging that you did not "convert oil to bio by using only 3.5gmsKOH/litre by using a 7 stage...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    15th November 2017, 04:16 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I had to rake around the VOD...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 11:59 PM
    Free fatty acids don't react with caustic immediately like inorganic reactions do. Some soap forms but it takes time for it all to react.
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 10:45 PM
    Hi Wesley, That is a interesting idea. So if the glycerol is actually stripping most of the free fatty acids from the WVO instead of them being...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 05:20 PM
    Smithy I think it's being ignored that glycerol strips used oil of free fatty acids and some water. There is residual catalyst and methanol in the...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    14th November 2017, 08:00 AM
    Hi smithy, You did no such thing. It is exactly this type of inaccurate nonsense that you are continually posting that I am talking...
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  • Dr Mark's Avatar
    13th November 2017, 10:31 AM
    Any calcium or magnesium salts of the fatty acids would be, as you have correctly noted, insoluble, and so they'd mostly drop out with the glycerol...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    13th November 2017, 07:18 AM
    Hi smithy, That is incorrect. Calling it the first stage acknowledges the fact that you have added methoxide and performed the first stage...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    13th November 2017, 06:57 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    It is ridiculous to call a glycerol pre-wash a !st stage. That would imply that only methoxide was added. Jon Heron seemed to be annoyed that I...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    13th November 2017, 03:49 AM
    Hi smithy, Do whatever you want, but do not post misleading information. Do not tell people you are doing one thing while you are actually...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    12th November 2017, 10:29 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Tilly, I know there is no Magic, but when the glycerol pre-treatment is so easy to do, why would I want to try to convert WVO 'as is' When I can...
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  • 3DB's Avatar
    12th November 2017, 07:25 PM
    3DB replied to a thread Turbo replacement in Off Topic Area
    It is all back together and running. I think it took about 20 hours all up, which I still find unbelievable. The number of times I put pieces...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    12th November 2017, 02:36 PM
    Hi wesley, The pretreatment included more than just glycerine. There is also methoxide in the mix. What he is calling a pretreatment is a base...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    12th November 2017, 02:15 PM
    Something you didn't mention Tilly is pretreating vegetable oil with glycerine is ffa's hydrogen bond with glycerine as part of why they go into the...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    12th November 2017, 07:14 AM
    Hi smithy, I often wonder whether you really do not understand this. You are performing a two stage reaction Your "Glycerol pre-treat" is the...
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  • smithy's Avatar
    12th November 2017, 06:43 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Indeed, one of the reasons I glycerol pre-treat.
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    11th November 2017, 11:17 PM
    Hi smithy, The 104% yield by volume will only be available with unused oil. FFA's are converted into soap not biodiesel when transesterfying WVO
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  • smithy's Avatar
    11th November 2017, 09:35 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    I think your conclusions are generally correct Tilly. However I did perform some water tests on KOH methoxide before and after being dried by CaO...
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  • tillyfromparadise's Avatar
    11th November 2017, 12:01 PM
    Hi Tony, It is unlikely that anyone, including the Author of this procedure, has performed any MEANINGFUL COMPARISON TESTING to see what...
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  • WesleyB's Avatar
    11th November 2017, 11:50 AM
    Calcium oxide adsorbs , reacts with water, removing water from solution to a great extent in alcohol. Making methoxide solution from potassium or...
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