Biodiesel is a more environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Developed from recycled oil rendered from animals (lard), soybeans and other fats used mostly for cooking, biodiesel is not only approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, but it also has reached a production of a billion gallons to date in the United States along. It’s no small feat to create a fuel that uses readily-available ingredients to power commercial engines, and an even bigger accomplishment to have it designated as an advanced biofuel from the EPA. However, biodiesel production requires filtration and separation much like other traditional fossil fuels. HYDRASEP has separators and processes to isolate wash water, glycerin and other substances from biodiesel. Regardless of the production process, HYDRASEP can customize the separation procedure to meet production needs.
HYDRASEP separators pretreat waste oil, separate water from acid esterification and biodiesel and glycerin from methyl esters. They also can recover solids from dry wash in the process.
Our separators save time, space and energy, making the biodiesel product even more efficient and environmentally-conscious. With no moving parts or parts to replace, our process uses no power, which eliminates any production of heat. This means no operating or maintenance costs, which means more profit margin for the biodiesel producer.
Biodiesel is made with renewable resources, have lower emissions and are less toxic than traditional fuels, and it greatly reduces this country’s dependence on foreign oil. Available across the nation, biodiesel has more potential for a positive impact on transportation, the environment and the economy than any other fuel source available today.