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					Making Bio Diesel

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Summary:
The main problem in car costs is fuel. Today gas prices are rising very
fast and people are always searching for the best option for saving money
on gas, but now a new product has been discovered.Bio-diesel is made from
vegetable oil and is reacting very much like diesel fuel.

Before you get started in the home making process of bio-diesel you
should consider first your safety. It is not a simple process and it can
take hours or days until you are finished, and it depends ...


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Article Body:
The main problem in car costs is fuel. Today gas prices are rising very
fast and people are always searching for the best option for saving money
on gas, but now a new product has been discovered.Bio-diesel is made from
vegetable oil and is reacting very much like diesel fuel.

Before you get started in the home making process of bio-diesel you
should consider first your safety. It is not a simple process and it can
take hours or days until you are finished, and it depends mostly on the
quality of the vegetable oil that you use and the air humidity

The equipment you need is a blender, plastic containers with metric
measures, funnels, bottles, tape and a thermometer. All equipment must be
dried and clean. For ingredients you will need vegetable oil (used or
fresh), lye, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, a 1mililiter dropper and a PH
paper for acidity test. First you will need to measure 200 milliliters of
antifreeze and put it in a half litter bottle through a funnel, then mix
it in the lye.

Be aware that the composition may react with the water from air and it
will mess your reaction if you mix it too slowly. The ingredients can be
mixed by shaking the bottle very quick until they react by getting warm.
You will obtain sodium hydroxide when the lye will be dissolved into the
antifreeze. On the vegetable oil drop one milliliter at a time of sodium
hydroxide. You should check the Ph after every drop until it reaches to
8.

After you finished the mixture using a funnel pour it into a 2   liter
bottle and close it good, and leave it for at least 6 hours to   settle.
When the mixture settles you should see a dark layer, which is   glycerine,
at the bottom of the bottle which is separated from the top of   the bottle
by a pale liquid and that is bio-diesel.
Very carefully remove the bio-diesel and put it in a clean bottle. Make
one holes in the corner of two bottles and add half liter of water on the
bio-diesel component. After that roll the bottle in your hands until
there is a homogenous mixture drain the water from the bottle. Using bio-
diesel not only that saves your fuel money but it protects the
environment too.

				
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