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    7th September 2017, 08:58 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    One significant point does come to mind here, Wesley only mixed his trial batch for 10 mins at room temperature. I wonder where the 'rule of thumb'...
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    7th September 2017, 05:38 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Totally correct Tony, it is simply a way to dry the methoxide, nothing is magic, it's only chemistry. The drawback of this method I found was that...
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    6th September 2017, 10:02 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Hi Wesley, Thanks for the experiment. According to a chemist here on the UK forum the weight of CaO added needs to exceed the weight of catalyst...
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    31st August 2017, 10:44 PM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Hi Tilly, I'm assuming the advantage to the cons aqueous method is that the NaOH dissolves faster in water. I have used reclaimed methanol that...
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    31st August 2017, 06:48 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Tony, It's Imisides not Insides. Anyway just to add, when I tried this method coming up to 3 years ago using Potassium Methoxide dried by using...
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    31st August 2017, 01:08 AM
    smithy replied to a thread The Imsides method in Making Biodiesel
    Hi Wesley< I don't remember mark imisides saying that a lower temperature was advantageous although I remember he did the process cold. Maybe this...
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    29th August 2017, 07:12 AM
    The 'rule of thumb' mentioned previously is not relevant to the transesterification reaction we use to make biodiesel. I have processed untreated oil...
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