Oxygen extended sooting index of FAME blends with aviation kerosene

Llamas Lois, Alberto y Canoira López, Laureano (2013). Oxygen extended sooting index of FAME blends with aviation kerosene. "Energy & Fuels", v. 27 (n. 11); pp. 6815-6822. ISSN 0887-0624. https://doi.org/10.1021/ef401623t.


Título: Oxygen extended sooting index of FAME blends with aviation kerosene
  • Llamas Lois, Alberto
  • Canoira López, Laureano
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy & Fuels
Fecha: Octubre 2013
Volumen: 27
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Ingeniería Química y Combustibles [hasta 2014]
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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The use of biofuels in the aviation sector has economic and environmental benefits. Among the options for the production of renewable jet fuels, hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) have received predominant attention in comparison with fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), which are not approved as additives for jet fuels. However, the presence of oxygen in methyl esters tends to reduce soot emissions and therefore particulate matter emissions. This sooting tendency is quantified in this work with an oxygen-extended sooting index, based on smoke point measurements. Results have shown considerable reduction in the sooting tendency for all biokerosenes (produced by transesterification and eventually distillation) with respect to fossil kerosenes. Among the tested biokerosenes, that made from palm kernel oil was the most effective one, and nondistilled methyl esters (from camelina and linseed oils) showed lower effectiveness than distilled biokerosenes to reduce the sooting tendency. These results may constitute an additional argument for the use of FAME’s as blend components of jet fuels. Other arguments were pointed out in previous publications, but some controversy has aroused over the use of these components. Some of the criticism was based on the fact that the methods used in our previous work are not approved for jet fuels in the standard methods and concluded that the use of FAME in any amount is, thus, inappropriate. However, some of the standard methods are not updated for considering oxygenated components (like the method for obtaining the lower heating value), and others are not precise enough (like the methods for measuring the freezing point), whereas some alternative methods may provide better reproducibility for oxygenated fuels.

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Identificador DOI: 10.1021/ef401623t
URL Oficial: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ef401623t
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