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New Technical Information 1402: SIPERNAT® Specialty Silica for Purification of Biodiesel

The Silica Business Line has prepared a brochure highlighting the value of silica in the purifying of biodiesel.

SIPERNAT® Specialty Silica has been independently proven to work as well or better than other products available on the market for purifying biodiesel from soaps, glycerin, free fatty acids, and methanol. It has been verified that SIPERNAT® Specialty Silica products function as excellent biodiesel purification agents, allowing the producer to improve their production flow rates and reduce the amount of dry wash material in the final product.

Purification of biodiesel is required in order to meet critical industry specifications. There are multiple ways to purify biodiesel, for example, water washing, resin ion exchange and dry washing. SIPERNAT® Specialty Silica can complement and enhance these methods. Producers can benefit greatly by using SIPERNAT® Specialty Silica as their dry wash purification agent because it removes a wide range of contaminants such as soaps, glycerin, methanol, mono- and di-glycerides, as well as proteins and sulfur.

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