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Biodiesel Lab Equipment is used for testing the old oil used in the process. Without the correct equipment you will not make good biodiesel.

Biodiesel lab equipment can be very basic. Depending on how serious you are about biodiesel you can spend a few dollars or a few hundred. Here are some options.

Beginners Titration Kit

  1. Three small jars (baby food jars are great)
  2. 3 x 10ml syringes
  3. 2 x medium sized jars (250ml is a good size but bigger is also ok)

Good Titration Kit

  1. Three flasks
  2. 2 x beakers
  3. 2 x 10ml pipettes or syringe
  4. 1 x 1ml pipette or syringe
  5. 1 x dropper

Professional Titration Kit

  1. Three 100ml Erlenmeyer flasks
  2. 2 x 250ml beakers
  3. 1 x 10ml pipette
  4. 1 x 1ml pipette
  5. 1 x dropper
  6. 1 x 10ml Dr Schillings Burette

If you are starting out then the beginners kit is adequate. The only disadvantage of using a syringe is that the graduations on the side come off after a while. They are cheap enough to replace though. You can buy a titration kit from Duda Biodiesel.

You will also need a small bottle of phenolphthalein solution. You can get this from a lab supply company or Duda Biodiesel. As an alternative to phenolphthalein you can make a test solution from the household spice Tumeric.You will also need some Isopropyl alcohol, again you can Google to find a supplier.

The other item you are going to need is a good, small accurate scale. A good, cost effective scale to buy is a Lucky 11. The other scale is a MXT100, both are from Myweigh. The MXT100 is the easiest to use as it is digital. Your scale preferably needs to be accurate to 0.01g but you can get away with 0.1g.

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