A mix of vegetal oil and anhydrous alcohol capable of reducing the presence of polluting gases on the environment, generate funds and bring economic development. This is the biodiesel scenery in Brazil, all the time more competitive against the inevitable future scarcity of fossil fuels and the systematic actions of the global warming fight. For those who desire to take advantage of the moment and invest in this promising market, Ecirtec offers several equipment and develops projects for the production of biodiesel from several raw materials, always according to the ANP (NATIONAL PETROL AGENCY) specifications. Biodiesel Biodiesel production is done from oil or available fat. If we have available a certain oleaginous seed, the following processes:: 1. OIL EXTRACTION:

the oleaginous seed will be properly prepared and pressed for oil extraction. In large scale the extraction is done by solvent. The cake (solid part) resultant of the pressing will be treated and can be utilized as fertilizer, animal food and even human food. The cake application will be according the quality and raw material type and the operational conditions adopted in the extraction. The obtained oil follows to the next step; 2. OIL TREATING:

depending on the oil quality obtained in the previous step (or from third parts and/or recycling), we’ll have one or more of the following processes: filtration, degumming, neutralization, draining and winterization. To this point we’ll have clean oil, without gums, without acidity, without waxes and dry to be sent to the biodiesel production section through transesterification. 3. TRANSESTERIFICATION:

in this process, the oil is mixed with alcohol (ethanol or methanol) in a tank with mechanical agitation, in the presence of a catalyzer. The reaction originates biodiesel and glycerin, substance present in 20% of vegetal oil. 4. SEPARATION:

with specific equipment (decanters or centrifuges) the glycerin is separated from biodiesel. At this point we’ll have biodiesel and glycerin still with alcohol presence. Through evaporators, condensers, washing and draining system biodiesel will be purified. Glycerin then without alcohol can be sold gross or go through a specific purifying and be utilized in the industry.

Unity composed of: reactor with nominal capacity up to 200 liters per load, built in carbon steel sheets; supporting structure built of carbon steel with epoxy painting; vertical cylindrical constructed condenser built of carbon steel, type chaff and tube, with stainless steel tubes AISI 304; condensed collector tank located at the inferior part of the equipment; cooling set and water circulation in the condenser composed of cooling tower with centrifugal pump and fan; vacumm pump type rotary palletes; heat exchanger built in carbon steel sheets, with electric resistance heating type tubular beam in stainless steel; feeding pump and discharge of the product in the reactor, type centrifuge built in stainless steel. Heat exchanger formed by cylindrical body built of carbon steel sheets, type chaff and tube, designed to biodiesel cooling; cartridge type filter built in stainless steel, tube stacks, valves and mechanical interconnection accessories for the equipment above described. Command and strength panel for the equipment’s motors above described, with automatic direct start key, and for the reactor’s agitator with frequency inverter for speed adjust.

Technical Caracteristics

Reactor with nominal capacity of 200 liters per load.