In situ regeneration of the thermal stabilizer benzyl alcohol via ethanol in simulated jet fuels above 400°C

Leena Selvaraj, John B. Stallman, Chunshan Song, Michael M. Coleman

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Abstract

Ethanol/benzyl alcohol mixtures are effective thermal stabilizers for jet fuels above 400°C. Ethanol, which itself is only a marginal thermal stabilizer, primarily serves to regenerate benzyl alcohol in situ by reducing benzaldehyde, the reaction product formed by the reaction of benzyl alcohol with the hydrocarbon radicals produced at these temperatures. Accordingly, in the presence of ethanol, less benzyl alcohol is necessary to thermally stabilize hydrocarbon fuels under the same conditions of time and temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalFuel processing technology
Volume50
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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