biodiesel blend analyser Articles

  • Experimental investigations on diesel engine fuelled with methyl esters of cotton seed oil

    In this investigation, cotton seed methyl ester (CSME) was prepared by transesterification using potassium hydroxide (KOH) as catalyst. The engine performance was analysed with different blends of biodiesel and was compared with neat diesel. It was concluded that the lower blends of biodiesel are closer to diesel as far as thermal efficiency is concerned. In the lower blends, the brakes specific ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Maintaining biodiesel quality standards

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance. According to a study1 done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Maintaining biodiese quality standards - Case study

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance According 10 a study' done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Selection of best biodiesel blend for IC engines: an integrated approach with FAHP–TOPSIS and FAHP–VIKOR

    The aim of this study is to select the best blend using multi–criteria decision–making (MCDM) technique. The six alternative fuel blends diesel, B20, B40, B60, B80 and B100 are prepared by varying the amount of diesel in biodiesel. Brake thermal efficiency (BTE), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), smoke, hydrocarbon (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparison of EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 infrared biodiesel methods

    Infrared (IR) analysis is the most widely used measurement technology for measuring biodiesel in diesel. Both EN 14078 and ASTM D7371 methods use infrared as the analytical method and more specifically FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared) spectroscopy. Infrared is a common spectroscopic technique used for quantitative and qualitative analysis. In the biodiesel measurement, the fatty acid methyl ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Comparison of blends of conventional diesel fuel and CRBO containing high levels of FFA in a DI diesel engine

    This work attempts to analyse the ability of high free fatty acid (FFA) crude rice bran oil (CRBO) in replacing diesel partially in a compression ignition (CI) engine. It was observed that the delay period and the maximum rate of pressure rise for CRBO blends are lower than diesel and is almost inversely proportional to FFA content. Maximum heat release rate for CRBO blends are lower and occur ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Get comparable ASTM/EN data for biodiesel blend while saving time and money

    If you need to verity how much biodiesel is in a diesel fuel, sending a sample off to a laboratory can take several days to get an answer. This can add unnecessary delays if a truck has just been loaded for a delivery, but must wait for the lab result. The best solution is to have an on-site test where the fuel is loaded or delivered. The two most widely used analytical methods for measuring the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Performance and energy analyses of a diesel engine fuelled with Koroch seed oil methyl ester and its diesel fuel blends

    Performance of a single cylinder four–stroke diesel engine is analysed in the light of first law of thermodynamics in this study considering 10% (B10) to 40% (B40) (by volume) blending of Koroch seed oil methyl ester (KSOME) with diesel as fuels. An energy balance study is carried out to quantify the various losses associated with diesel engine processes on the basis of experimental data. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiesel Analysis with Mid Infrared - From Feedstock to Fuel

    Introduction The biofuels industry is growing rapidly and so is the need for analysis to ensure quality product. The parameters for quality biodiesel require different types of instruments and measurement systems, such as gas chromatographs (GC), titrators, centrifuges, infrared spectrometers... Although claims are out there for the analyzer that will do it all, unfortunately there is no one ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The performance and emission characteristics of a diesel engine using preheated Kusum oil and Kusum diesel blend

    Rapidly depleting conventional petroleum resources have prompted research for alternative fuels. Among various possible options for internal combustion engines, fuels derived from triglycerides (vegetable oils/animal fats) are a promising substitute for diesel fuel. Vegetable oils pose some detrimental characteristics like high viscosity and low volatility compared to diesel fuel. In the present ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiesel Analysis With Portable Midinfrared Analyzers

    Biodiesel sales in the U.S. increased from 75 million gallons in 2005 to 250 million gallons in 2006. As ol September 2007, 165 companies arc producing biodiesel and 85 plants are under construction- Along with this rapid growth in production is the iuviI to ensure quality product* Methods fur specifications offinished biodiesel fuels include ASTM D 6751, ON 14214, and DIN 51606. The rest ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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