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Density and Speed of Sound Measurements on Five Fatty Acid Methyl Esters at 83 kPa and Temperatures from (278.15 to 338.15) K

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Author(s)

Lisa S. Ott, Marcia L. Huber, Thomas J. Bruno

Abstract

The densities and velocities of sound of five fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) were measured at approximately 83 kPa (atmospheric pressure in Boulder, CO) at temperatures from (278.15 to 338.15) K.  The FAMEs measured were the five primary components of biodiesel fuel, namely, methyl palmitate, methyl stearate, methyl oleate, methyl linoleate, and methyl linolenate.  The densities and velocities of sound were measured concurrently with a commercial instrument equipped with a vibrating U-tube densimeter and pulse-echo velocity of sound measurement cell.  The densities of the FAMEs agreed with an expanded upon limited available literature values.  The velocity of sound measurements provide much-needed experimental data for equation of state development.
Citation
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Volume
53

Keywords

biodiesel fuel, density, fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs), velocity of sound

Citation

Ott, L. , Huber, M. and Bruno, T. (2008), Density and Speed of Sound Measurements on Five Fatty Acid Methyl Esters at 83 kPa and Temperatures from (278.15 to 338.15) K, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created September 19, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021