Pandiangan, Kamisah Delilawati and Arief, Syukri and Jamarun, Novesar and Simanjuntak, Wasinton (2017) Synthesis of Zeolite-X from Rice Husk Silica and Aluminum Metal as a Catalyst for Transesterification of Palm Oil. Journal of Materials and Environmental Science, 8 (5). pp. 1797-1802. ISSN 2028-2508

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Abstract

In this study, zeolite-X was synthesized from rice husk silica and aluminum metal as raw materials. The zeolite was then calcined at 550 ° C for 6 h and subsequently tested as a catalyst for transesterification of palm oil with methanol to produce biodiesel.Transesterification experiments demonstrated that the zeolite produced exhibited good activity as a catalyst for conversion of palm oil into biodiesel, as reflected by the composition of the biodiesel according to GC-MS analysis, which are in accordance with the fatty acids contained in palm oil. The catalyst was characterized using XRD, FTIR, and SEM. The XRD revealed that zeolite-X synthesized has a faujasite phase, composing of crystallite shapes of cubic, rectangular, and irregular as seen by SEM. The FTIR analysis revealed the presence of functional groups associated with zeolite.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (FMIPA) > Prodi Kimia
Depositing User: Dr Kamisah Delilawati Pandiangan
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 04:39
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 04:39
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/4087

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