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School of Technology

University of the Philippines Visayas

Miagao, Iloilo

Two-Step Catalytic Biodiesel Production from Used Cooking Oil

A Plant Design Study

Joshua Emmanuel Pagulong

Joyce Ann Senosa

John Loui Tadia

BS in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Lucita de Guzman

Adviser

May 2018
Nomenclature Guide
Flowing Stream Meaning
TG Trigylceride
FFA Free Fatty Acid
W Water
FAME Fatty Acid Methyl Ester
M Methanol
F Ferric Sulfate
K Potassium Hydroxide
G Glycerol
S Soap
GE Glycerine

Equipment Meaning
Filter
WCiF Solid-free Waste Cooking Oil inlet
WCoF Solid-free Waste Cooking Oil outlet
Reactor
R Reactor number (Reactor 1,2,3)
M Methanol stream
F Ferric Sulfate stream
P Product stream of Reactor
Distillation Column
P Product Stream of Reactor
D Distillate Product of Distilling Column
B Bottoms Product of Distilling Column
Decanter
B Bottoms Product of Distilling Column
N Centrate leaving the Decanter
C Cake Product of Decanter
Wash Tank
WT Wash Tank number (1,2)
N Centrate leaving the Decanter
WW Wastewater produced
T Wash Tank exit stream
Neutralization Tank
NT Neutralization Tank
F Ferric Sulfate stream
C Cake Product of Decanter
J Neutralization Tank Product
Fractional Distilling Column
FD Fractional Distilling Column
GE Glycerine Exit stream
W Water Stream
M Methanol Stream