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Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Four Bio-derived Fuels



Stephanie L. Outcalt, Tara J. Fortin


Compressed-liquid densities and ambient pressure densities and speeds of sound of four biomass-derived fuels have been measured. The compressed-liquid measurements were made from 270 K to 470 K, and 0.5 MPa to 50 MPa. The ambient pressure measurements were made from 278 K to 343 K. Compressed-liquid density data at 10 MPa and below were extrapolated to 0.083 MPa and in combination with the ambient pressure data fit to a Rackett equation to allow for comparison of the two sources of data. Additionally, the compressed-liquid density data have been correlated to a Tait equation and parameters are given for each fuel.
Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data


Biofuel, Brown Grease, Camelina, Castor Oil, Compressed-liquid, Density, Hydro-treated Renewable Jet Fuel, HRJ, Speed of Sound, Vibrating-tube densimeter


Outcalt, S. and Fortin, T. (2012), Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Four Bio-derived Fuels, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created September 13, 2012, Updated June 2, 2021