Investigation of temperature dependent kinematic viscosity variations of animal fat methyl ester and its blends


Eryilmaz T.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A-ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH, vol.28, no.2, pp.1191-1198, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART A-ENERGY SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.1191-1198

Abstract

In recent years, studies on energy are gradually increasing. Because of the danger of fossil fuels' extinction in the near future and the environmental damage of fossil fuels, alternative energy sources have gained importance. In this study, biodiesel is produced from animal fats by transesterification method. Kinematic viscosity variations of B100, B50, B20, B5 and B2 fuels are measured at 313.15 K and 373.15 K at intervals of 10 K. Kinematic viscosity of B100, B50, B20, B5 and B2 fuels depending on the temperature are predicted with Arrhenius blend equation. In addition regression analyses are done in MATLAB program by using Andrade equation with two and three constant, R-2, absolute error and error percentages are determined.