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Cannabinoid Vapor Pressures to Aid in Vapor Phase Detection of Intoxication

June 27, 2017
Author(s)
Tara Lovestead, Thomas J. Bruno
The quest for a reliable means to detect cannabis intoxication with a br eathalyzer is ongoing. In order to design such a device, it is important to understand the basic fundamental thermodynamics of the compounds of interest. Herein, the vapor pressures

Application of the Advanced Distillation Curve Method to the Comparison of Diesel Fuel Oxygenates: 2,5,7,10-Tetraoxaundecane (TOU), 2,4,7,9-Tetraoxadecane (TOD), and Ethanol/Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) Mixtures

June 22, 2017
Author(s)
Jessica L. Burger, Tara M. Lovestead, Mark LaFollette, Thomas J. Bruno
Although they are amongst the most efficient engine types, compression-ignition engines have difficulties achieving acceptable particulate emission and NOx formation. Indeed, catalytic after-treatment of diesel exhaust has become common and current efforts

The Use of Antioxidants to Improve Vapor Pressure Measurements on Compounds with Oxidative Instability: Methyl Oleate with tert-Butylhydroquinone

December 19, 2016
Author(s)
Jason A. Widegren, Casey E. Beall, Audrey E. Tolbert, Tara M. Lovestead, Thomas J. Bruno
The vapor pressure (psat) of methyl oleate was measured with and without the addition of 0.2 mass % of the antioxidant stabilizer tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ). The measurements were made by the gas saturation method in the temperature range (303.15 to 343

Comprehensive Assessment of Composition and Thermochemical Variability of Three Prototype Gas Turbine Fuels by GC/QToF-MS and the Advanced Distillation-Curve Method as a Basis of Comparison for Novel Fuel Development

October 26, 2016
Author(s)
Tara Lovestead, Jessica L. Burger, Nico Schneider, Thomas J. Bruno
Commercial and military aviation is faced with challenges that include high fuel costs, emissions, and supply chain security that result from the reliance on petroleum-based feedstocks. The development of alternative gas turbine fuels from renewable

Chemical and Thermophysical Characterization of 1,3,5-triisopropylcyclohexane

July 17, 2012
Author(s)
Thomas J. Bruno, Tara J. Fortin, Tara M. Lovestead, Jason A. Widegren
The complex nature of finished fuels makes definitive studies on composition and combustion properties very difficult and uncertain. This has led to the adoption of fuel surrogate mixtures in such studies. The development of a surrogate mixture is itself a

Modeling the Vapor Pressure of Biodiesel Fuels

February 22, 2012
Author(s)
O. Castellanos Diaz, F. Schoeggl, H.W. Yarranton, Marco Satyro, Tara Lovestead, Thomas J. Bruno
The composition, vapour pressure, and heat capacity of nine biodiesel fuels from different sources were measured. The vapour pressure of the biodiesel fuels is modeled assuming an ideal liquid phase of the fatty acid methyl esters constituting the fuel

Comparison of Diesel Fuel Oxygenates with Composition-Explicit Distillation Curve Method Part 1: Linear Compounds with One to Three Oxygens

May 2, 2011
Author(s)
Thomas J. Bruno, Tara Lovestead, Jennifer Riggs, Erica Jorgensen, Marcia L. Huber
There is a great deal of interest in formulating oxygenated diesel fuels that produce low particulate emissions. The most common oxygenating additives for diesel fuels include the glycol ethers, glycol esters, alcohols, ethers and ketones. It is important

Pressure Controlled Advanced Distillation Curve Analysis on Biodiesel Fuels

March 27, 2011
Author(s)
Bret Windom, Tara M. Lovestead, Thomas J. Bruno
Biodiesel fuel is an alternative fuel that can be derived from a number of renewable feedstocks including plant and vegetable oils, algae, animal fats, waste oils, etc. The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) profile, and thus the resultant properties, of the

Pressure Controlled Advanced Distillation Curve Analysis on Alternative Fuels

March 14, 2011
Author(s)
Bret Windom, Tara M. Lovestead, Thomas J. Bruno
Biodiesel fuel is an alternative fuel that can be derived from a number of renewable feedstocks including plant and vegetable oils, algae, animal fats, waste oils, etc. The fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) profile, and thus the resultant properties, of the