methanol odor - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



methanol odor

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-27-2009, 12:52 AM
Fett Affen's Avatar
Fett Affen Fett Affen is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yucaipa, CA.
Posts: 39
Fett Affen is starting off with a positive reputation.
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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-27-2009, 05:13 AM
MAKO314's Avatar
MAKO314 MAKO314 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Kannapolis NC
Posts: 1,970
MAKO314 has a good reputation on FTE.MAKO314 has a good reputation on FTE.
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-27-2009, 04:27 PM
Rushmore X's Avatar
Rushmore X Rushmore X is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Rapid City SD
Posts: 3,601
Rushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud ofRushmore X has much to be proud of
Even with distillation, some methanol remains in mine also. However after Magnesol wash it is not near as strong.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you guys use for Reactor pumps? Rushmore X Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 8 01-17-2010 01:30 PM
More Glycerin after methanol recovery? whiteaddiction Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 5 10-28-2009 09:54 PM
How much Methanol expected to recover? Rushmore X Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 4 02-16-2009 12:51 PM
methanol youngssvt Lightning, Harley-Davidson F-150, Roush F-150 & Saleen F-150 6 08-08-2008 10:15 PM
Where to buy- methanol & lye? (Houston) wbhinton Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 9 08-12-2006 07:05 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
methanol, odor, odour

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description: