Thursday, 8 March 2007

The project plan

Its said that "if you don't plan, you plan to fail". My plan is thus:

Collect the chemicals and hardware to build a mini system. I will need: Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), Veg oil, Methanol, Titration equipment (if using waste oil), an immersion heater and thermostat, small pump, some chemical resistant pipe and a couple of 20 liter metal tub/drums.

Once the method is proven (and there are numerous methods on the Internet that are shown working) the next phase is to rationalise the process flow and scale the system up a bit to make a larger volume of diesel. On larger systems its easy to get over run with pipes, pumps and taps. Hence the need to fully map the process before building it, thus avoiding duplicate links etc and reducing cost.

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