Rapid screening of biologically modified vegetable oils for fuel performance

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dc.contributor.author Geller, DP en
dc.contributor.author Goodrum, JW en
dc.contributor.author Campbell, CC en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-06T06:43:48Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-06T06:43:48Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en
dc.identifier.issn 00012351 en
dc.relation.uri http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0033169185&partnerID=40&md5=ebfdd0b6c31811ebef8c550e4baaf538 en
dc.subject Biodiesel en
dc.subject Computer vision en
dc.subject Cuphea en
dc.subject Engine tests en
dc.subject Short-chain triglycerides en
dc.subject Vegetable oil en
dc.subject.other Cuphea en
dc.title Rapid screening of biologically modified vegetable oils for fuel performance en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.publicationDate 1999 en
heal.abstract A process for the rapid screening of alternative diesel fuel performance was applied to analogues of genetically modified vegetable oils and a mixture with no. 2 diesel fuel. The oils examined contained 60 to 80% of low molecular weight, short-chain, saturated triglycerides compared to the 1 to 2% found in traditional vegetable oils. These oils have relatively low viscosity that is predicted to enhance their performance as alternative diesel fuels. The screening process utilizes an engine 'torque test' sequence that accelerates the tendency of diesel fuels to coke fuel injectors, a key indicator of fuel performance. The results of the tests were evaluated using a computer vision system for the rapid quantification of injector coking. The results of the screen were compared to those using no. 2 diesel fuel as a baseline. Coke deposition from the modified vegetable oil analogues was not found to be significantly different than deposition from diesel fuel. Suggestions are made to guide further modification of vegetable oil biosynthesis for the production of alternative diesel fuel. en
heal.publisher ASAE, St. Joseph, MI, United States en
heal.journalName Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers en
dc.identifier.issue 4 en
dc.identifier.volume 42 en
dc.identifier.spage 859 en
dc.identifier.epage 862 en

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