Biokerosene from Babassu and Camelina Oils: production and properties of their blends with fossil kerosene

Llamas Lois, Alberto and Al-Lal Baeza, Ana María and Hernández, Miguel and Lapuerta, Magín and Canoira López, Laureano (2012). Biokerosene from Babassu and Camelina Oils: production and properties of their blends with fossil kerosene. "Energy & Fuels", v. 26 (n. 9); pp. 5968-5976. ISSN 0887-0624. https://doi.org/10.1021/ef300927q.

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Title: Biokerosene from Babassu and Camelina Oils: production and properties of their blends with fossil kerosene
Author/s:
  • Llamas Lois, Alberto
  • Al-Lal Baeza, Ana María
  • Hernández, Miguel
  • Lapuerta, Magín
  • Canoira López, Laureano
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy & Fuels
Date: August 2012
ISSN: 0887-0624
Volume: 26
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Química y Combustibles [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Babassu and camelina oils have been transesterified with methanol by the classical homogeneous basic catalysis method with good yields. The babassu fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) has been subjected to fractional distillation at vacuum, and the low boiling point fraction has been blended with two types of fossil kerosene, a straight-run atmospheric distillation cut (hydrotreated) and a commercial Jet-A1. The camelina FAME has been blended with the fossil kerosene without previous distillation. The blends of babassu biokerosene and Jet-A1 have met some of the specifications selected for study of the ASTM D1655 standard: smoke point, density, flash point, cloud point, kinematic viscosity, oxidative stability and lower heating value. On the other hand, the blends of babassu biokerosene and atmospheric distillation cut only have met the density parameter and the oxidative stability. The blends of camelina FAME and atmospheric distillation cut have met the following specifications: density, kinematic viscosity at −20 °C, and lower heating value. With these preliminary results, it can be concluded that it would be feasible to blend babassu and camelina biokerosenes prepared in this way with commercial Jet-A1 up to 10 vol % of the former, if these blends prove to accomplish all the ASTM D1655-09 standards.

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Item ID: 15858
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/15858/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:15858
DOI: 10.1021/ef300927q
Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ef300927q
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Jun 2013 09:33
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:10
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