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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    8th November 2017, 04:58 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    All the World is a stage, Tilly-----I'll leave the comparative testing to your goodself!
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    8th November 2017, 03:04 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    I'm sure IMB was pleased with your advice. BTW well done with the tests. When you threw down the gauntlet to Dr Mark it was a mistake for him to...
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    8th November 2017, 12:26 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    That isn't what i said, Tilly. I was agreeing with you that calcium hydride can dry methanol, the very reason it works in the Sandy Brae, producing...
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    7th November 2017, 01:34 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Indeed it does Tilly, which is why the Sandy Brae works to quantify the amount of water in methanol. Calcium Oxide also reduces the water in...
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    1st November 2017, 09:01 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Apple sauce is probably due to the water liberated from neutralisation. As there is insufficient catalyst for any transesterification to proceed the...
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    29th October 2017, 11:21 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Wesley, I think you are getting mixed up with two quite separate reactions here. After the CaO has done its job removing water from the reaction it...
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    28th October 2017, 08:00 AM
    Hi Mark, i have (partly) used your method in that i have used CaO to dry the methoxide, then used a 2 stage method at ambient temperature. It does...
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    24th October 2017, 10:08 AM
    I also bet that you are correct Tilly. Even with anhydrous methoxide there is no way the reaction will get anywhere near completion with that recipe.
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    24th October 2017, 03:23 AM
    Better to try oil that titrates at 7(KOH) if you are adding 15gmsKOH/litre, then you may get somewhere!
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    21st October 2017, 01:02 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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    19th October 2017, 04:11 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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    19th October 2017, 02:39 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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been making bio for 8 years. Flown models for TV and feature films.
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