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Type: Conference paper
Title: Rheological properties of vegetable oil-diesel fuel blends
Author: Franco, Z.
Nguyen, Q.
Citation: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2008; 1027(1): pp.1450-1452
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
Publisher Place: United States
Issue Date: 2008
Series/Report no.: AIP Conference Proceedings
ISBN: 9780735405493
ISSN: 0094-243X
1551-7616
Conference Name: International Congress on Rheology (15th : 2008 : Monterey, Calif.)
Editor: Co, A.
Leal, L.G.
Colby, R.H.
Giacomin, A.J.
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Z. Franco and Q. D. Nguyen
Abstract: Straight vegetable oils provide cleaner burning and renewable alternatives to diesel fuels, but their inherently high viscosities compared to diesel are undesirable for diesel engines. Lowering the viscosity can be achieved by either increasing the temperature of the oil or by blending it with diesel fuel, or both. In this work the viscosity of diesel fuel and vegetable oil mixtures at differing compositions is measured as a function of temperature to determine a viscosityerature-composition relationship for use in design and optimization of heating and fuel injection systems. The oils used are olive, soybean, canola and peanut oils which are commercially available. All samples tested between 20°C and 80°C exhibit time-independent Newtonian behaviour. A modified Arrhenius relationship has been developed to predict the viscosity of the mixtures as functions of temperature and composition. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.
Keywords: rheology
viscosity
polymer blends
Description: Conference details: The XVth International Congress on Rheology : the Society of Rheology 80th annual meeting, Monterey, California, 3-8 August 2008 / Albert Co ... [et al.](eds.)
DOI: 10.1063/1.2964606
Published version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2964606
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