Saturday, November 14, 2009
This is an agitator type system that catalyses, washes and dries old vegetable oil into motor fuel (biodiesel, all in the one vessel. It is made entirely from metal and other items I picked up at the scrap dealers I wanted it to be a work of art. On the left is a magnetic level indicator, on the right a heat exchanger for methanol recovery, and a thick glass viewing window in the bottom centre to ascertain if there are problems during any part of the process. The methoxide mixer is not visible.
Or "Honey, we are a-leavin this vale of tears."