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Measuring the distillation curves of non-homogeneous fluids: method and case study of two pyrolysis oils

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Author(s)

Megan Harries, Thomas J. Bruno, Armando McDonald

Abstract

Volatility is an important property in fuels research because it can significantly affect performance and because, as a property, it is highly sensitive to changes in the composition of a mixture. In the laboratory, volatility is measured as a distillation curve. Difficulty arises when the fluid to be measured is non-homogeneous; that is, it has more than one liquid phase. Using the advanced distillation curve (ADC) method, we analyzed two such fluids, crude pyrolysis oils containing significant water that formed an aqueous phase separate from the organic phase. In this communication, we present a data analysis method that compensates for non-homogeneity in these samples and enables us to compare them to the experience base of previously measured petroleum and pyrolysis oils.
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Fuel
Volume
204

Citation

Harries, M. , Bruno, T. and McDonald, A. (2017), Measuring the distillation curves of non-homogeneous fluids: method and case study of two pyrolysis oils, Fuel, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.04.066, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=922461 (Accessed July 16, 2024)

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Created April 13, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021