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Biodiesel Production Process - What is Esterification?

Although the United States is known as the leader in bioethanol production and use, U.S. biodiesel production in January 2019 was 144 million gallons, with production in the Midwest accounting for 65 percent of that total. Read this article for an overview of the esterification process and learn about the unique requirements for biodiesel equipment and especially pumping systems for biodiesel production.

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Bioethanol Distillation and Advanced Pumping Systems

Biofuels are the answer to today’s energy concerns. While Europe is currently the leader in biodiesel production and consumption, the U.S. leads the way in bioethanol. In bioethanol distillation, water in the ethanol must be removed. Pumping systems used in ethanol distillation have special requirements, such as high flow and high fiber capability, precise temperature control and reliability. All ethanol distillation equipment must...

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Biodiesel and Other Types of Biofuel Production

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:32 AM

Biodiesel and Other Types of Biofuel Production

With today’s concerns about oil prices and future energy supplies, and increased interest in renewable energy technologies, biofuel production is a hot topic. Research is underway for new biomass materials and installations, and increased worldwide consumption is predicted for the future. In this article, we’ll look at the growth of biofuel, bioethanol production and the process of biodiesel production. We’ll also discuss the need for heavy duty, high performance pumping equipment that can handle the variety of...

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What is a Chemical Feed Pump?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:10 PM

What is a Chemical Feed Pump?

A chemical feed pump, also known as a chemical dosing pump, is a compact positive displacement pump that injects a precise amount of chemical or other substance into water, gas or steam. It is typically part of a chemical feeder system that comprises a pump or multiple pumps, storage tank, pipes and control panel. There are different methods and types of pumps that can be used, but the general procedure is to draw a preset amount of the chemical into a holding container and then inject it into a pipe or tank that holds the water or other material to be dosed. 

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What is a Chemical Feed System?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:54 AM

What is a Chemical Feed System?

Many industries use a chemical feed system, from chemical manufacturing and water treatment plants to agriculture and food production. In the dosing process, chemicals are injected into a chemical feed tank at a precisely controlled rate with positive displacement metering pumps. There are many applications, such as for pH neutralization in waste water treatment, fluoride addition to a municipal water supply or to sterilize food and beverage manufacturing equipment. Another type of chemical feed system is a dry polymer mixing system, fitted with a polymer dosing pump, which is used with dry or liquid polymers. 

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