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The Application Of Centrifuges In Biodiesel Production
A Paradigm Shift From Batch To Continuous Processing
The purpose of this document is to provide a brief introduction on thebenefits of applying of centrifuge technology to biodiesel production.
Biodiesel Production Demands The Optimizationof Current Technologies
Demand for biodiesel as a viable petrochemical alternative isgrowing exponentially.
Traditional “garage-style” production methods such as settling tanks,filters and similar methods are slow, expensive, and cannot meetgrowing demand.
A new method for biodiesel production must speed up productionwithout diminishing product quality, while remaining cost-effective.
This new method must not require a large-scale redesign of currentfacilities and must easily “plug-in” to existing systems.
A paradigm shift from a batch-process to a continuous-processphilosophy will maximize business profitability.
Industrial centrifuges, as a proven technology, may deliver clear and measurable financial and operational results.
Current biodiesel production methods may incorporate one or severaltechnologies in the production process. In the non-chemical treatment of raw biodiesel fluids, the use of filters and settling tanks is commonlyaccepted technology for storage and physical treatment of biodieselfluids. While effective, filters and settling tanks entail labor intensiveattendance, time, space, and operational costs, including the use of costly chemicals used to accelerate production. These are both thefeatures and pitfalls inherent to a
mode of biodieselmanufacture.