Continuous production of biodiesel by static mixer system

  • Nguyen Van Phuc
  • Nguyen Dinh Viet
  • Nguyen Huu Luong
  • Nguyen Anh Duc
Keywords: Biodiesel, vegetable oil, static mixer method, influencing factors, biodiesel production efficiency, methyl ester content


Biofuels have drawn attention in recent years as an alternative to traditional fuels. However, a number of limitations in raw materials and production technologies have led to high product cost and unsatisfactory product quality. Biodiesel made from vegetable oil (edible and non-edible oil) and animal fats (fat of basacatfish) can be a potential development in Vietnam. The paper presents a method of synthesising biodiesel by a continuous static mixer reactor. Static mixer technology allows biodiesel production on a large scale with a simple and fast operation compared to batch reactor. The specifications, design diagrams and the factors (temperature, catalyst concentration, residence time, mixing ratio of oil / methanol) influencing synthesised biodiesel properties (viscosity, recovery efficiency and content of methyl esters) via the static mixer are surveyed and analysed in detail.


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How to Cite
Phuc, N. V., Viet, N. D., Luong, N. H., & Duc, N. A. (2015). Continuous production of biodiesel by static mixer system. Petrovietnam Journal, 4, 34-44. Retrieved from