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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Predicting Cetane Numbers of Ester Fuels

Authors
item Goering, Carroll - UNIV OF ILLINOIS, URBANA
item Knothe, Gerhard
item Dunn, Robert

Submitted to: Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 13, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The ignition quality of fuels for compression-ignition engines is indicated by the fuel cetane number. The traditional method of measuring the cetane number, burning the fuel in a special CFR engine of variable compression ratio, is time-consuming and expensive. In this paper, the authors present a method of predicting the cetane numbers of ester fuels based on their fatty acid composition as determined by gas chromatography.

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