Optimization of [Bmim][HSO4]-Catalyzed Transesterification of Camelina Oil

Huan Li, Tian Ma, Zhensheng Shen, An Li, Jie Yang, Dong Xiang, Jiuyi Liu, Shuguang Deng, Yingqiang Sun

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1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulfate ([Bmim][HSO4]) is utilized to catalyze transesterification of camelina oil with methanol. The major compositions of camelina biodiesel are saturated fatty acid esters (C16:0, C18:0), monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acid esters (C18:2, C18:3). The effects of reaction temperature, reaction time, Mmethanol:MCamelina oil, and M[Bmim][HSO4]:MCamelina oil on biodiesel production are investigated in detail, and a general mathematical model is developed to well predict the biodiesel yield. Also, [Bmim][HSO4] is thermally stable to recycle for four times with a high biodiesel yield. The fuel properties of camelina biodiesel are all comparable to the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-411
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Camelina oil
  • Ionic liquids
  • Transesterification
  • [Bmim][HSO]

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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