Safety Considerations in a Biodiesel Production Plant
Water Removal Optimization in a Biodiesel Production Plant
Safety is Priority Number 1. BurrowX will not compromise the health and well-being of anyone for an engineering innovation. Biodiesel Production is a very dangerous process because of the use of sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide and methanol.
BurrowX is providing recommendations to safely handle these chemicals in a Biodiesel Production Plant.
Feed Stock Composition Research for a Biodiesel Production Plant
In a Biodiesel Production plant water can sometimes enter the system along with the waste grease. If the right systems are not in placed to remove this water, the product quality will be compromised and unwanted glycerin will be created instead of biodiesel.
BurrowX is providing services to optimize water removal in a Biodiesel Production Plant.
Heat Stable Salt Reduction in an Amine Plant (6 month turn around time)
In the design and operation of a Biodiesel Production Plant, feed stock composition is crucial to the profitability and long term operation of the plant. BurrowX performed research on restaurant grease waste to analyze the average composition of a given area in the U.S.
This composition would have been used to determine the feasibility of constructing a Biodiesel production plant in the chosen city.
BurrowX is providing consultation and services for Biodiesel Feed selection and composition analysis.
Anaerobic Digestor Design and Build (3 Month turnaround time)
Heat Stable Salt Generation will happen in an Amine System with a very dirty Sour Gas Stream. However, it is the job of the Engineers to reduce the rate of Heat Stable Salt generation as much as possible to reduce the economic load on the Overall plant.
BurrowX Studied a Client's Amine system using Monoethanolamine (MEA) to identify solutions to reduce the rate of their Heat Stable Salt Generation.
Biodiesel Production Plant from Vegetable Oil - Design & Build (2 month turnaround time)
BurrowX delivered a custom built lab scale anaerobic reactors with automated temperature control, gas flow metering, and data collection to Tuskegee University. This was funded by a USDA grant to allow the Tuskegee researchers to have the capacity to determine Biomethane potential safely.
Methanol Production Plant Design
BurrowX designed and simulated the conversion of vegetable oil to Biodiesel to determine the feasibility of a small scale operation for our clients in South Africa.
BurrowX was consulted to simulate and optimize the heat recovery of a Methanol Production Plant.
To do this we started with a site visit to walk the process, and study the plant's engineering drawings to simulate the plant in ASPEN HYSYS. We optimized the plant's utility costs, and heat recovery systems while achieving a 97% methanol purity in the final stream.