Oxidation of biodiesel fuels for improved lubricity

Kimberly S. Wain, Joseph Manuel Sr Perez

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Abstract

Diesel engine emissions are a source of environmental concern. The use of vegetable oil based fuels, called biodiesels, lowers particulate emissions due to the increased oxygen content of the fuel. This study aims to further increase the oxygen content of biodiesel by oxidizing the fuel, analyzing the resulting product, and determining if favorable lubricity qualities result. Oxidation is performed in a non-catalytic vapor phase reactor at temperatures between 300-400°C. The product is characterized using various analyses including sulfuric acid solubility, density, gas chromatography, bomb calorimetry, and lubricity. Optimum blend ratios of the oxidized fuels in a low sulfur diesel fuel to obtain maximum lubricity are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2002 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference, ICES2002
Pages27-34
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventASME 2002 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference, ICES2002 - Rockford, IL, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2002Apr 17 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Spring Technical Conference of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division
ISSN (Print)1529-6598

Other

OtherASME 2002 Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference, ICES2002
CountryUnited States
CityRockford, IL
Period4/14/024/17/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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