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Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel by Catalytic Cracking of Waste Fish Fat in Continuous Pilot System

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Nadia Mrad

LUNAM Université, Nantes, France; Université de Monastir, Monastir, Tunisie

Maria Paraschiv, Fethi Aloui, Mohand Tazerout

LUNAM Université, Nantes, France

Sassi Ben Nasrallah

Université de Monastir, Monastir, Tunisie

Paper No. AJK2011-17012, pp. 3567-3572; 6 pages
  • ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
  • ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference: Volume 1, Symposia – Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Hamamatsu, Japan, July 24–29, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4440-3
  • Copyright © 2011 by KSME


Liquid fuels can be produced from triglyceride sources via thermo-catalytic process. In the present work, the production of bio-fuel by catalytic cracking of waste fish fat in a continuous reactor at atmospheric pressure has been studied. Different catalysts were used and maximum bio-oil yield of 66% with the lowest acidity of 4.3 mgKOH /goil was obtained with a controlled reaction temperature of 500°C and Na2 CO3 as a catalyst. After chemical treatment of this bio-oil, the acidity decreases to 1.5mgKOH /goil . These bio-fuels were characterized according to their physico-chemical properties, and compared with the diesel fuel. The results show that the catalytic cracking process represents an alternative method to produce bio-fuels with physico-chemical characteristics similar to petroleum fuels from fish oil industrial residues.

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