Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
Today I tried a rather dangerous experiment. I tossed a high voltage power supply into a freshly mixed batch of biodiesel. There are videoson you tube and discussions in forums on this topic. The goal is to separate the glycerin and get it to the bottom of the container as fast as possible. My small test cases from today show me that indeed high voltage does offer a significantly faster reaction. The soap drops to the bottom in minutes instead of hours when a high voltage charge is applied. I'll post a video soon with more details. Has anyone else experimented with this? The attached photo was taken 15 minutes after mixing the methoxide with the filtered waste oil. On the left is the bio + high voltage zapper on the right is the control (straight b100).