American Journal of Chemical Engineering

Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020

  • Effects of Diamond Nanoparticles on the Microstructure, Hardness and Corrosion Resistance of Chromium Coatings

    Vladimir Petkov, Radoslav Valov

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 125-130
    Received: 20 October 2020
    Accepted: 4 November 2020
    Published: 27 November 2020
    Abstract: Electrodeposited coatings of chromium and diamond nanoparticles on steel were obtained. The chromium is plated directly on the steel matrix without any intermediate layers. The influence of the electrodeposition current density, the electrodeposition time and the concentration of diamond nanoparticles in the chromium-plating electrolyte on the micr... Show More
  • Modified Sulfonated Glucose-Catalyzed Esterification of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate: Kinetics and Fuel Properties

    Haruna Mavakumba Kefas, Robiah Yunus, Umer Rashid, Yun Hin Taufiq-Yap

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 131-138
    Received: 11 November 2020
    Accepted: 24 November 2020
    Published: 16 December 2020
    Abstract: The employment of sugar acid catalysts for biodiesel synthesis from non-edible palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD) has received huge research interest in recent times by reason of their stability and high catalytic performance. Notwithstanding, the need to extend research on the kinetic characteristics of these heterogeneous catalysts is important in... Show More