Zewail City Researchers Publish a New Paper in the Journal of “Renewable Energy”

Dr. Ibrahim Ismail and Dr. Tamer Samir, Professor, and director of the Environmental Engineering Program continued their work on the newly reported catalyst (magnetized ZIF-8 impregnated with sodium hydroxide) for producing high-quality biodiesel.

In their recent publication, a new improvement of the catalyst to enhance its reusability was reported. 

Moreover, optimized methanolysis reaction on the new catalyst showed about 100% conversion. Finally, the properties of the produced biodiesel matched the ASTM ranges.

This study has just been published in the Journal of  "Renewable Energy''.