Why Dry Wash Bio-Diesel? Inclusion of additional water to the process offers many disadvantages, including increased cost and production time. Dry washing replaces water with a magnesium silicate powder to neutralize fluid contaminants. Dry wash process decreases production time. Dry washed biodiesel can be ready for use in a few hours and is significantly quicker to produce than wet-washed fuel. Dry wash process can also lower costs. In addition to the ever-increasing cost of water and the significant expense of water removal equipment, disposal of effluent water is often the single largest cost during production. Environmental agencies are vigorously pursuing illegal disposal of effluent waste. Hefty fines and imminent closure await those found breaking the law. Less space is required to conduct the dry wash process. Numerous large wash tanks and additional water settling tanks are usually required in the wet wash process. Plant space can be used more effectively with dry washing. Dry wash process creates high-quality fuel. Since water isn’t added in the dry wash process, it’s possible to achieve less than 500 parts per million (ppm) water content in accordance with ASTM D 6751. In wet washing, the fuel’s water content is usually more than 1,000 ppm, making it expensive, difficult and time-consuming to effectively remove.
Solution? Here are some of the Dry-Wash Resins available:-Purolite PD-206 Resin-Thermax Macro Resin-Eco2Pure Resin-Magnesol
How It Works Before you use your final batch of fuel pass it through the dry wash filtering system 1-2 times. What this does is to ensure that contaminants in the biodiesel fuel are removed. These contaminants include methyl esters and water. This is one of the most popular ways of "cleaning" the biodiesel fuel and not sacrificing its performance.
What to Consider Regardless of which purification system is used, monitoring the contamination levels in the biodiesel is highly advisable. The measurement—and ultimately the removal—of particulates is crucial to maintaining engine life. When fuel is dirty, it quickly advances equipment wear and tear. Biodiesel offers a wide range of benefits that makes it a highly viable alternative fuel source for the foreseeable future. The fuel’s quality rests in large part on the purity and cleanliness of the final product.
Spend Less Time & Money Producing Biodiesel Stop wasting your time and money with water washing your fuel. Relax and spend your extra time enjoying life.