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Application of the Advanced Distillation Curve Method to the Variability of Jet Fuels



Jessica L. Burger, Thomas J. Bruno


In this paper, we report the application of the advanced distillation-curve approach to the gas turbine fuels Jet-A, JP-8, and JP-5, in order to obtain information about the variability of these gas turbine fuels. The measurements of the temperatures Tk and Th provide volatility information as an approximation of the vapor liquid equilibrium, VLE. The composition channel of the advanced distillation curve provides access to more detailed insight into the fluid behavior. Finally, we have shown how the composition channel allows the combination of thermochemical data with the temperature data of the distillation curve. The variability in distillation curves and calculated heat of combustion between jet fuels is significant. Further understanding of this variability provides valuable information for more comprehensive modeling system.
Energy and Fuels


advanced distillation curve method, gas turbine fuels, jet fuels, variability of fuels


Burger, J. and Bruno, T. (2012), Application of the Advanced Distillation Curve Method to the Variability of Jet Fuels, Energy and Fuels, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created May 23, 2012, Updated October 14, 2021