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Predicting specific gravity and viscosity of biodiesel fuels

Tesfa, Belachew; Mishra, Rakesh; Gu, Fengshou; Ball, Andrew;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Publisher: University of Huddersfield
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Biodiesel is a promising non-toxic and biodegradable alternative fuel in transport sector. Of all the biodiesel properties, specific gravity and viscosity are the most significant for the effects they have on the utilization of biodiesel fuels in unmodified engines. This paper presents models, which have been derived from experimental data, for predicting the specific gravity and dynamic viscosity of biodiesel at various temperatures and fractions. In addition a model has also been developed to predict the dynamic viscosity of the biodiesel from its specific gravity. In order to develop these models, the specific gravity and viscosity of rapeseed oil biodiesel, ...
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