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ACCESSORIES
-BEAKERS (Poly)
-BEAKERS (Glass)
-BUCKET LIDS (Sealable)
-CARBOYS
-COLLECTION DRUM LIDS
-DRUM HEATER
-DRUM BUNG WRENCH
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-FILTERS (Tote Stainless)
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-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
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BIODIESEL KITS
-BIODIESEL PROCESSOR
-BIODIESEL WASH TANK
-CONVERSION TEST KITS
-METHANOL TEST (Deluxe)
-METHANOL TEST (Ultimate)
-OIL GO/NO GO KIT (BioPro)
-OIL GO/NO GO KIT (General)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Mini)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Basic)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Deluxe)
-PH TESTING STRIPS KIT
-SOAP TEST KITS
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BIODIESEL PROCESSOR
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-BIO PRO 190 (Up To 50 Gal)
-BIO PRO 380 (Up To 100 Gal)
-PRESSURIZED WATER KIT
-BIO PRO INCOSEP
-BIO PRO ACCESSORIES
-BIO PRO CONVERSION KIT
-BIO PRO GO/NO GO KIT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER
-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
-SPRING FLOW 250
-SPRING PRO T76 DRY WASH

BIODIESEL PRODUCTS
-GLYCERIN BAR SOAP
-TIKI TORCH FUEL

BIODIESEL HOSE
-BIODIESEL PUMP HOSE
-BIODIESEL FUEL LINE

BIODIESEL TESTING
-ASTM TESTING
-CONVERSION TEST KIT
-MAGNETIC STIRRER
-OIL GO/NO GO TEST KITS
-PH TESTING STRIPS
-SOAP TEST KITS
-WATER TEST KIT

BIODIESEL TREATMENTS
-BIOCIDE TREATMENT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER

BOOKS, DVD's, & PUBLICATIONS
-BIODIESEL BOOKS
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CARBOYS
-1 LITER CARBOY
-5 GAL/20 LTR CARBOYS
-CARBOY HOSE BARBS
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-CENTRIFUGE (Lab)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (Lab)
-CENTRIFUGE (Oil Filtering)

CHEMICALS
-BROMOPHENOL BLUE
-HYDROCLHORIC ACID
-ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
-METHANOL
-PHENOLPHTHALEIN
-POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
-SODIUM HYDROXIDE
-SULFURIC ACID

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-BIODIESEL FUEL LINE
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-FUEL PUMP

DRUM & BARREL ACCESSORIES
-BIODIESEL PUMP (AC)
-DRUM BUNGS (Poly)
-DRUM BUNG WRENCH
-DRUM CONE (Weldable)
-DRUM CONE FUNNEL
-DRUM FILTER (Poly Mesh)
-DRUM FILTER (Poly/Nylon)
-DRUM FILTER (Stainless)
-DRUM FILTER (For Bungs)
-DRUM HEATER (250 W)
-DRUM HEATER (300 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1000 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1200 W)
-DRUM LIDS (Locking)
-DRUM PUMP (Electric)
-DRUM PUMP (Lever)
-DRUM PUMP (Rotary)
-DRUM PUMP (Siphon)
-METHANOL PUMP (AC)

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-BD ZORB MEDIA
-DRY WASH PUMP (Air)
-DRY WASH PUMP (Electric)
-DRY WASH RESIN (DW-R10)
-SOAP TEST KITS
-SPRING PRO T76 DRY WASH
-STAINLESS MESH SCREEN

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-BAG/SOCK (Poly)
-BEER BREWING (Stainless)
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-CENTRIFUGE
-CUSTOM FILTERS (Stainless)
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-DRUM (Poly/Nylon)
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-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
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-SUCTION / PUMP FILTERS
-TOTE (Stainless Steel)

HEATERS
-ALCOHOL STOVE
-BABINGTON BALL HEATER
-DRUM HEATER (250 W)
-DRUM HEATER (300 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1000 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1200 W)
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-HEAT EXCHANGER (Plate)
-HEAT EXCHANGER (Tube)
-HEATING ELEMENT (1500 W)
-INLINE HEATER (1000 W)

LAB EQUIPMENT
-32 oz/ 950 mL BOTTLE
-BEAKERS (Glass Multi-sized)
-BEAKERS (Poly 100mL)
-BEAKERS (Poly 250mL)
-BEAKERS (Poly Multi-sized)
-BIODIESEL LAMP
-BOTTLE (Poly 1000mL)
-BURETTES (Glass)
-CENTRIFUGE (Hand Operated)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (15 mL)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (50 mL)
-ERLENMEYER FLASKS
-GRADUATED CYLINDERS
-GRADUATED PITCHERS
-HYDROMETER (Methanol)
-PH TESTING STRIPS KIT
-PIPETTES (Disposable 3ml)
-PIPETTES (Glass 1, 10, 25)
-PIPETTE PUMPS (2, 10, 25)
-PIPETTE STANDS
-PORTABLE STOVE
-SAMPLING CUPS (Poly)
-SAMPLING VIALS (45 mL)
-SAMPLING VIALS (100 mL)
-SEPARATORY FUNNEL
-SCALES
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-THERMOMETER (5" Pocket)
-THERMOMETER (12" Probe)
-TITRATION KITS
-WASH BOTTLES (Poly)
-WATER TEST KIT

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-MINI STIRRER
-STANDARD STIRRER
-STAINLESS STIRRER
-HEATED STIRRER

OIL COLLECTION
-BARREL PUMP
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-COLLECTION PUMP (Gas)
-LOCKING DRUM LIDS
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-SAMPLING VIALS

OIL TREATMENTS
-BIOCIDE TREATMENT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
-APPAREL-Shirts & Hats
-BIODIESEL SAMPLES
-BUMPER STICKERS
-EMBLEMS
-LICENSE PLATES
-VINYL DECALS

PROCESSOR SUPPLIES
-PROCESSOR KIT
-CATALYST SCALES
-ELECTRICAL
-METHANOL PUMP
-PROCESSOR FITTINGS
-PROCESSOR PUMP
-STEEL DRUM CONE
-TEMP GAUGE
-PROCESSOR VALVES

PUMPS
-BIODIESEL PUMP (Electric)
-FUEL PUMP (Vehicle)
-FUEL HOSE (Vehicle)
-GEAR PUMP-STATIONARY
-GEAR PUMP-PORTABLE
-METHANOL PUMP (Electric)
-METHANOL PUMP (Rotary)
-METHANOL PUMP (Siphon)
-OIL COLLECTION PUMP
-PIPETTE PUMPS (2, 10, 25)
-PORTABLE FILLING STATION
-PROCESSOR PUMP (Electric)
-SULFURIC ACID PUMP

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
-SAFETY GOGGLES

SCALES
-BIODIESEL SCALE
-TITRATION SCALE

SOAP MAKING SUPPLIES
-ESSENTIAL OILS
-GLYCERIN BAR SOAP
-GLYCERIN LIQUID SOAP
-POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
-SODIUM HYDROXIDE
-SOAP MAKING KIT
-SOAP MAKING BOOK

TITRATION SUPPLIES
-MAGNETIC STIRRER
-OIL TEST KIT
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SYRINGES (Labelled)
-SYRINGES (Multi-Packs)
-TITRATION GO/NO GO KIT
-TITRATION KIT (Mini)
-TITRATION KIT (Basic)
-TITRATION KIT (Deluxe)
-TITRATION BEAKERS
-TITRATION CHEMICALS
-TITRATION PIPETTES
-TITRATION SCALES

WATER WASHING SUPPLIES
-STEEL DRUM CONE
-WASH TANK KIT
-WASH TANK DRYING KIT
-WASH TANK BUBBLERS
-WASH TANK FITTINGS
-WASH TANK HEATER 1000 W
-WASH TANK HEATER 250 W
-WASH TANK MISTERS
--Dry Pro Drying Nozzle
--Fogg-It Misters (5 Types)
--Mist Pro Mister
--Wash Pro Mister
--Orbit 5 Head Misting Set
-WASH TANK PARTS
-WASH TANK STANDPIPE
-WASH TANK VALVES
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BUYING BIODIESEL
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Using The Machine | How It Works | Benefits | Technical Information
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How The BioPro 190 Automated Biodiesel Processor Works

The BioPro 190 (BP-190) converts organic oils into an alternative to diesel fuel called Biodiesel through a chemical process. The common name for the process is called an acid/base catalyzation. It's just a fancy word meaning that the oil is chemically altered to allow it to run in an unmodified diesel engine.

What's unique about the BioPro 190 is that the majority of this process is done by the machine with very little user interaction. Instead of having to turn valves, meter in chemicals, and carefully monitor the machine, you just pour everything in, press a button and walk away.

Before starting the process, the user simply fills the machine with 50 gallons of filtered, dewatered oil. The oil can be any organic oil (tallow, fats, vegetable oil, etc), but in most cases, waste vegetable oil is the most commonly used feedstock to make biodiesel with due to it's wide availability.

After filling the machine with oil, the user fills the machine with a predetermined amount of catalyst and methanol. The catalyst is easily weighed and placed in the machine. The methanol is then added to the machine. The final step is to measure out the proper amount of sulfuric acid. The user then presses "The Big Green Button", waits for the mixing to start and then pours the sulfuric acid into the machine. And then, get this, THE USER WALKS AWAY allowing the machine to do it's work. There is absolutely no need to monitor the machine at all. It does the majority of it's work all by itself!

After the button is pushed and the machine is started, here's a breakdown of how the machine converts the oil feedstock into clean, crystal clear, ready to use Biodiesel.

REACTION 1 - ESTERIFICATION a.k.a. the "Acid" stage
During this stage, the machine mixes sulfuric acid and a portion of the methanol into the oil. The sulfuric acid goes on the hunt for free fatty acids and modifies them so that the methanol can attach to them and create biodiesel.

Over the course of a few hours a lot of heating and mixing will occur to make sure that the acid and the methanol have had a chance to do their job. This is because a thorough Acid stage helps to make the Base stage successful.

REACTION 2 - TRANSESTERIFICATION a.k.a. the "Base" stage
After the acid stage has occurred it's time for the real action to get started. In this stage the machine mixes in the Base catalyst and the rest of the methanol. During this stage, the catalyst, which is usually Lye (Sodium Hydroxide - NaOH) or Caustic Potash (Potassium Hydroxide - KOH), attacks the oil and begins breaking the molecules apart into glycerol and fatty acid chains (the catalyst used is extremely powerful!). Just after the molecules are broken apart the methanol begins to attach to the fatty acid chains. This causes the glycerol molecules to begin to drop out of the mixture into a mixture called glycerin.

This stage takes several hours to occur as well. While this stage is happening the machine is mixing the oil, chemicals, and methanol together with an extremely powerful, tri-blade impeller. This helps to really mix things together and helps ensure that all of the oil has a chance to be chemically altered.

SETTLING PERIOD - a.k.a. Glycerin Drop Out
After both reactions have occured, the oil is allowed to settle for a period of time. This allows the glycerin to fall to the bottom of the tank and separate away from the freshly made biodiesel. The settling can take several hours and helps to ensure that everything settles out properly.

MID POINT - DRAIN GLYCERIN
At this point, the user comes back to the machine and drains out the settled glycerin and begins the washing cycle. This is the only user interaction during the processing that's required.

WASHING BEGINS
The BioPro 190 now begins the washing part of the process. During this process, the machine will turn on the heat and lightly spray a mist of clean, fresh water into the biodiesel to begin the process of cleaning the biodiesel. It may sound strange to add water to biodiesel, but it works. Because water is heavier than biodiesel, it quickly falls to the bottom.

As the water falls, excess methanol and soap molecules attach to the water and fall with it, thereby cleansing the biodiesel. After the first mist wash, the water is then drained out and another mist wash is performed, only this time the big tri-blade mixing impeller comes on mixing the water and the biodiesel together to create a wonderful washing action. They call it an "agitated wash cycle" and agitate it does! It mixes the water thoroughly with the biodiesel so that it pulls the most impurities it can out of the biodiesel.

The machine then lets everything settle for a few hours, drains off the water and starts another agitated mist wash. In an effort to cleanse the biodiesel the best it can, the machine performs this last wash cycle with the massive tri-blade impeller going in full force. Once it's done the water settles to the bottom and is automatically pumped out by the machine.

DRYING BEGINS
Now the final settling stage begins. After the wash water has been drained off, the heat remains on and the tri-blade impeller kicks in again. The combination of the heat and the mixing help to evaporte any excess water from the freshly washed biodiesel. After the heat & mixing is done the BioPro allows the biodiesel to settle out one last time. During this time the now heated biodiesel evaporates off any excess water. When the process is complete, you're left with a nice, clear looking tank of biodiesel that is ready to use!

And that's it! That's all there is to it. Instead of having to transfer everything around from container to container the machine does it all for you. When it's completed you can even hook up the hose to the included fuel pump and pump the finished biodiesel right into your vehicle! How's that for automation!

We hope this page has helped you see just how amazing this machine really is. We firmly believe in this product and think it's incredible! After homebrewing biodiesel for quite some time now using equipment that required a lot more work, we've fallen in love with this machine. We're sure you will too!

If you'd like to learn more about how the machine works or just have a general question for us about it, feel free to email us. Send it to info@utahbiodieselsupply.com.


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