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Old 05-27-2009, 01:52 AM
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methanol odor

I have a fairly strong methanol odor in my finished bio. I use 20
% methanol, KOH, 2-stage processing, drywash with Purolite and pass the 3/27 and shakem-up tests. Bio is clear, but opening up a drum lid and the fumes are potent. Is this normal to have this smell this strong and will the methanol cause any problems?
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the methanol will cause preignition in the engine. all of the methanol should be removed by the wash i would think. I distill my bio and glycerin to recapture any residual methanol.
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Even with distillation, some methanol remains in mine also. However after Magnesol wash it is not near as strong.
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