Model for Thermodynamic Properties of a Biodiesel Fuel
Marcia L. Huber, Eric W. Lemmon, Andrei F. Kazakov, Lisa S. Ott, Thomas J. Bruno
We present an equation-of-state approach to modeling the thermodynamic properties of a biodiesel fuel. Preliminary Helmholtz-type equations of state were developed with limited experimental data for five fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) that are primary constituents of soy-based biodiesel fuel, namely, methyl palmitate, methyl stearate, methyl oleate, methyl linoleate, and methyl linolenate. These components were combined in a mixture model using ideal mixing to represent the thermodynamic properties of a biodiesel fuel. We performed limited experimental measurements on the density, sound speed, and initial boiling point of two biodiesel fuel samples and compared the results with the model.
, Lemmon, E.
, Kazakov, A.
, Ott, L.
and Bruno, T.
Model for Thermodynamic Properties of a Biodiesel Fuel, Energy and Fuels, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=901096
(Accessed May 23, 2022)