Biodiesel Reactor Plans: Ultrasonic Biodiesel Reactor and Shear Biodiesel Reactors

Biodiesel reactor plans are simple system of biodiesel processing that is a hit among homebrewers. Biodiesel is a biofuel that was introduced by Rudolf Diesel in the 19th century.

The biodiesel is manufactured from animal fats and vegetable oils. Transesterification is the method used to convert animal fats and vegetable oils to biodiesel. There are circumstances of natural production of biodiesel, albeit, very rare, not to mention the fact that it could take years to produce a relatively small amount.

To shorten the time required in producing this kind of fuel, a diesel bioreactor must be used. Biodiesel reactors are semi automated or fully automated and can create large amounts of this fuel for commercial purposes.

Biodiesel reactor plans come in two basic types: the ultrasonic and the shear types. They create huge amounts of biodiesel products through different methods, under the supervision of a skilled reactor operator.

Ultrasonic biodiesel reactor is a kind of biodiesel reactor technologies that utilizes ultrasonic waves to create biodiesel feedstock bubbles. The bubbles that are produced will collapse due to these ultrasonic waves. Feedstock transesterification will take effect because of the pressure and heat. This process needs a small amount of work from a reactor operator and runs at an automatic pace that is far greater than that of a shear biodiesel reactor.

Shear biodiesel reactors are used by different laboratories with small demand for biodiesel. They need this fuel for testing. This kind of reactor can be useful for homes, although skill is required. It can be augmented for commercial purposes. These units operate by using heat and decreasing the size of the droplets of the biodiesel feedstock in order to cause transesterification. After approximately 30 minutes or a period that reaches to up to 4 hours, biodiesel is created, depending on the type of the shear reactor being used. This type of reactor is more labor intensive as compared to the ultrasonic reactor. However, the unit is very versatile. It has the capacity to create different products and can efficiently deal with solid feedstock much better.

"There are different kinds of biodiesel reactor designs that are safe and reliable". If you want to make your own biodiesel reactor read on and choose a design that is right for you:

• Polypropylene and polyethylene and cross linked polyethylene are ideal to use. Besides being the cheapest vehicle, they offer toughness against chemical resistance. The downside of this design is that it is not fire proof.

• Mild Steel is safe, strong and has a moderate resistance against caustic chemicals. This design is available anytime at a cheap price. Appleseed processor is a common homemade reactor that is created from a water heater.

• Stainless steel with 304 and up grade is the perfect vehicle for a biodiesel processor. It offers the best resistance to all kinds of chemicals. Stainless steel will not, in any way, affect the quality of the biodiesel. But, it’s very expensive.

A water heater tank may be modified to create a safe and cheap biodiesel processor. Get a generic centrifugal water pump to mix the two forms of liquids, thus enabling biodiesel to be formed. Let it settle for a day. The shape of the tank has a drain at the bottom and separating biodiesel from glycerol is convenient. After the glycerol has been drained off, the centrifuge can transmit the biodiesel to a tank of water to separate methanol and other impurities. A mere ‘standpipe’ design that needs no welding can be bought from your favorite depots. Homeowners have made other changes by using other homemade devices to minimize expenses and ensure safety and reliability.

A small processor can lessen home energy bills and other expenses. Biodiesel emit no smoke and is friendly to the environment.