Accession Number : ADA580322


Title :   Effectiveness of Low Temperature Additives for Biodiesel Blends


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 17 Jun 2010-30 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH FACILITY


Personal Author(s) : Westbrook, Steven R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a580322.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : The basis of this focus was the assumption that once the end user has taken ownership of a biodiesel blend, the only realistic option to improve low temperature properties is treatment of the blend with an additive. The test results demonstrated that use of the selected additives could be tailored depending on the low temperature property to be improved. Addition of additive to cold fuel reduces or eliminates the efficacy of the additive.


Descriptors :   *ADDITIVES , *DIESEL FUELS , *LOW TEMPERATURE , MIXTURES , THERMAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Fuels


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE