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Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Fatty Acids for Biodiesel Production

1Tver Technical University, Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry, A. Nikitina str., 22, Tver 170026,, Russian Federation

2D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Miusskaya sq. 9, 125047 Moscow,, Russian Federation

3Tver Technical University, Department of Biotechnology and Chemistry, A. Nikitina str., 22, Tver 170026,

Received: 31 Jul 2015; Revised: 9 Dec 2015; Accepted: 30 Dec 2015; Available online: 30 Jun 2016; Published: 20 Aug 2016.
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This paper is devoted to the production of second generation biodiesel via catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of fatty acids. Pd/C catalysts with different metal loading were used. The palladium catalysts were characterized using low-temperature nitrogen physisorption and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. It was revealed that the most active and selective catalyst was 1%-Pd/C which allowed reaching up 97.5% of selectivity (regarding to n-heptadecane) at 100% conversion of substrate. Moreover, the chosen catalyst is more preferable according to lower metal content that leads the decrease of the process cost. The analysis of the catalysts showed that 1%-Pd/C had the highest specific surface area compared with 5%-Pd/C. Copyright © 2016 BCREC GROUP. All rights reserved

Received: 31st July 2015; Revised: 9th December 2015; Accepted: 30th December 2015

How to Cite: Stepacheva, A.A., Sapunov, V.N., Sulman, E.M., Nikoshvili, L.Z., Sulman, M.G., Sidorov, A.I., Demidenko, G.N., Matveeva, V.G. (2016). Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Fatty Acids for Biodiesel Production. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 11 (2): 125-132 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.11.2.538.125-132)


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Keywords: Fatty Acids; Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation; Palladium Catalyst; Biodiesel

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