Revolutionary BioDiesel TransEsterification Reactor to 'standardize'all biodiesel research. BioDiesel is the single most misunderstood of all the renewables. BioDiesel Research, worldwide, has 'failed' because all the laboratories/Universities have used 150 year old,
dirty, complex, reactors, each one, built by the laboratory doingthe research and each reactor totally different from another.
So, by definition, the cornerstone of science, being 'replication' could never be achieved.
This 21st century reactor is super-small (4ft cubed), super-cheap ($2,000.00 to $4,000.00), super-simple (4ft by 6inch diameter tube and 4 micronozzels and an impeller and some standard pumps, tubes, hoses, etc) and super-efficient (1 liter per minute, continuous
feed, 99% conversion, no after process washing, etc)
With this reactor and its revolutionary specs, ANY laboratory, hobbyist can 'replicate' exactly the reactor and thereby any other laboratory can replicate for peer review,
so that ALL the research anywhere in the world, by anyone, canbe accelerated by
using one 'standardized' reactor.
The project started at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with the express consent of all parties to make ALL the work done by the ERAU students, which was an ERAU
capstone, senior students Aeronautical/Mechanical engineers research project entitled: BioDiesel->TO->JetFuel.
This sponsorship started Jan. 15, 2014 and ended Dec. 15, 2014.
The 1 year sponsorship:
6 Senior Embry-Riddle Aeronautical / Mechanical Engineers
the Capstone Students built the reactor itself, fabricated by the ERAU
Capstone senior students.
The reactor fabricated at ERAU has now been moved to a 'sister' college, 1 mile away,
at the CTEC Diesel Technical College where the Diesel students will use the reactor to make biodiesel and use it in the Diesel engines that they tear down and rebuild as part of their Diesel Curriculum.
They will be publishing data from seeing into the inner workings of a Diesel engine the effects of using biodiesel. This sponsorship is called: BioDiesel->TO->CleanDiesels.
Students at BOTH ERAU and CTEC will be collaborating, by CTEC, mainly feeding 'real data' back to the ERAU students and the ERAU students further engineering the received data and generating more CATIA files.
These sponsorships were specifically designed to be 'open source' entitled "BioDiesel Engineering Open Source Cloud', the Cloud being GrabCad so that anyone can access the CATIA files for further research.
In other words, anyone can 'join' and 'collaborate' , worldwide, the work being done
on thereactor, thereby standardizing and accelerating the research on BioDiesel.
The latest 'feed-stock' technology, such as Cellulosic (plant waste like corn cobs or switch grass) and algae, can only be accelerated IF there is one standardized biodiesel TransEsterification reactor. Whether you believe BioDiesel is good or bad, standardizing the research makes whether it is good or bad absolutely clear.
So, please, review the CATIA drawings and documentation. Change the design specs.
'Virtually' run the reactor with the existing specs or your new specs. Build the reactor, yourself.
Come On ! Collaborate with the rest of the world your research & development !