%0 Journal Article
	%A Abdul Rahim Yacob and  Mohd Khairul Asyraf Amat Mustajab and  Nur Syazeila Samadi
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Chemical and Molecular Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 32, 2009
	%T Calcination Temperature of Nano MgO Effect on Base Transesterification of Palm Oil
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/4342
	%V 32
	%X Nano MgO has been synthesized by hydration and
dehydration method by modifies the commercial MgO. The prepared
MgO had been investigated as a heterogeneous base catalyst for
transesterification process for biodiesel production using palm oil.
TGA, FT-IR and XRD results obtained from this study lie each other
and proved in the formation of nano MgO from decomposition of
Mg(OH)2. This study proved that the prepared nano MgO was a
better base transesterification catalyst compared to commercial MgO.
The nano MgO calcined at 600ÂșC had gives the highest conversion of
51.3% of palm oil to biodiesel.
	%P 408 - 412