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Analytical Technique for Measuring Bound Glycerides in a Biodiesel Composition

Analytical Technique for Measuring Bound Glycerides in a Biodiesel Composition
Inventors: Wen-Yee Lee, Eva Deemer, Xiomara Carolina Kretschmer
Patent No. 8,476,075

Description:
This patent uses a fluorescent dye to detect residual starting materials in a biofuel. This allows for the amounts of starting materials to be adjusted, thus resulting in a higher quality biofuel.

Abstract:
A method of estimating the amount of unreacted starting materials (glycerides, methyl esters, etc.) and the composition of a biodiesel using TLC in conjunction with a lipophilic dye, Nile Red is described herein. The dye based TLC method of the present invention is convenient and provides significant advantages over existing methods for estimating the purity of a biodiesel composition.

Issue Date: 07/02/2013
Application Date: 04/06/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2008-010