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Investigating the Unique Properties of Cuphea Derived Biodiesel with the Advanced Distillation Curve Method

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Author(s)

Tara Lovestead, Bret Windom, Thomas J. Bruno

Abstract

Currently, there is a desire to extend or enhance petroleum-derived diesel fuel with biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel fuel is a renewable, biomass-derived fluid that is biodegradable, nontoxic, and a better lubricant compared to petroleum-derived diesel fuels. In this paper, we compare the biodiesel fuel properties from different feedstocks by use of the advanced distillation curve (ADC) method. The feedstocks include a soybean-derived biodiesel fuel, SME, and a cuphea-derived biodiesel fuel, CME. Specifically, we present the thermodynamically consistent distillation curves, and use the composition channel to characterize the curves in terms of composition and available energy content. This work provides a basis of comparison among these fuels in terms of the fundamental thermophysical properties. This comparison will be critical in determining the applicability and suitability of feedstocks designed for the production and manufacturing of biodiesel fuel to enhance or extend current petroleum-derived diesel fuels.
Citation
Energy and Fuels
Volume
24

Keywords

advanced distillation curve (ADC), B100, biodiesel fuel, cuphea oil, diesel fuel, distillation, enthalpy of combustion

Citation

Lovestead, T. , Windom, B. and Bruno, T. (2010), Investigating the Unique Properties of Cuphea Derived Biodiesel with the Advanced Distillation Curve Method, Energy and Fuels, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=904983 (Accessed October 27, 2021)
Created May 16, 2010, Updated October 12, 2021