Determination of properties of E-B Diesel fuels

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2014 by IJETT Journal
Volume-18 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Fatih AYDIN, Hüseyin Ö?ÜT
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V18P216


Fatih AYDIN, Hüseyin Ö?ÜT "Determination of properties of E-B Diesel fuels", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V18(2),93-98 Dec 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


In this study, biodiesel production was realized by converting raw oil obtained from safflower seed to Safflower Oil Methyl Esther (Safflower Biodiesel) by means of raw oil extraction with heating at 90 oC and pressing after Vals process and consequently transesterification process followed raw oil extraction. Experimental fuels were obtained as in M100, E2.5B2.5M95, E5B5M90, E5B2.5M92.5 and E2.5B5M92.5 forms by mixing biodiesel fuel obtained from safflower with diesel fuel and bioethanol additives at a ratio of 2.5% and 5% and by mixing in volumetric ratio according to inversely proportion. Fuel properties of diesel fuel and the obtained fuel mixtures were determined with following tests; Kinematic viscosity, Density, Water content, PH values, Color determination, Heating value, Flash point, Cloud, Pour and Freezing points, Copper rod corrosion test, Iodine number, CFPP (Cold Filter Plunge Point) and Cetane number tests. Finally, the fuel properties of E-B Diesel were found suitable with standards.


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Safflower, bioethanol, biodiesel, transesterification, fuels.