Biofuel is a clean and renewable energy source. It is a renewable diesel fuel made from oil crops, wild oil plants, aquatic plant oils such as engineered microalgae, animal oils, food craving oil, and other raw materials through the process of transesterification. It is a high-quality substitute for petroleum and diesel, also known as “renewable oil”. The supply of biofuels is not controlled by OPEC, it is not restricted by mineral reserves, and it is cheap and stable. It plays an important role in the process of improving national energy security and environmental protection. Biofuel is a typical “green energy”. Developing biofuels is of great strategic importance for sustainable economic development, promoting energy substitution, reducing environmental pressure, and controlling urban air pollution. The GN decanter centrifuge and disc separator play an irreplaceable role in the biofuel processing process. It can be used not only for solid-liquid separation but also for liquid phase clarification and liquid-liquid separation of different densities, so as to obtain better biofuel and meet fuel requirements by indicators.
- GN has a 2-phase decanter centrifuge and a 3-phase decanter centrifuge, which can be applied to different process targets in biofuel production. GN 3-phase decanter centrifuge is commonly used to process the raw materials before 3-phase esterification and separation of free fatty acids, glycerol, and salt precipitates (such as potassium sulfate in glycerol treatment). The 2-stage decanter centrifuge is often used to re-wash salt precipitates, such as the separation of potassium sulfate produced in glycerol treatment.
GN 2 and 3 phase separating disc:
- GN has a 2-stage disc stack separator and a 3-stage disc stack separator. The 2-phase disc stack separator is mainly used to clarify solids in the liquid phase, while the 3-phase disc stack separators can separate liquids with different densities, at the same time discharging the solid residue. In the biofuel production process, a three-stage disc stack separator is generally used to separate glycerin water from fatty acid esters and biodiesel washing. 2-stage clarifier disc stack separators are used to separate solid impurities from biofuel. Compared with the decanter centrifuge, the advantage of the disc stack separator is that the separated biofuel is cleaner and more complete. The disadvantage is that it is not suitable for high solids materials or materials with very large particles. Therefore, the decanter centrifuge and the disc stack separator are often used in the processes before and after biofuel production to achieve the optimal comprehensive goal.
COMMON APPLICATION OF THE BIOFUELS INDUSTRY:
Fuel ethanol processing technology: corn/cassava, milling, saccharification, hydrolase, fermentation, crude distillation (fuel ethanol), distiller’s grains, separation and dehydration (distiller’s grains as feed), fine distillation, condensation, fuel ethanol. In the separation and dehydration process, the GN C series high-speed decanter centrifuge is used to dehydrate distiller grains after crude distillation. C series high-speed decanter centrifuges are more comprehensive in separating and dehydrating distiller grains after crude distillation, with low residue alcohol content and high alcohol recovery. At the same time, the energy consumption of the follow-drying slag is low, which saves costs. In the biofuel processing process, the GN disc stack separator is abundantly used in methyl ester, glycerin, catalyst, soap removal, methanol, water washing methyl ester, fatty acid extraction, glycerin field desalination, and others.