Final year Mechanical Engineering students of Jain College of Engineering, Belagavi have developed a Low capacity pressure reactor. The reactor is completely functional and will revolutionize the production of biodiesel. The idea of Low capacity pressure reactor is conceptualized, fabricated and tested on milk scum oil and ceiba pentandra.
The students Rajat, Tushar, Rohit and Robin have worked on the idea and were guided by Prof. Bhaskar Bogar. The idea of biodiesel production was sponsored by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST).
The Low Capacity Pressure reactor can be used for producting 2nd and 3rd generation biodiesels. Students have used the reactor for biodiesel production using Milk scum oil and ceiba pentandra. In order to improve the performance of biodiesel, graphene oxide nano particles are used. The reactor will help to demonstrate to the students and research scholars about the trans-esterification process, which is one of the methods used to produce Biodiesel. This idea will also contribute immensely for reducing dependence on crude oil, which is one of the largest imported foreign item in the country.
The Management, Principal Dr. K. G. Vishwanath and HOD Prof. D. B. Patil highly appreciated the efforts of the students and congratulated them on this innovative work. The research scholar and students who are interested to work in this area are requested to contact Prof. Bhaskar Bogar for further details.