Investigative Study on Alcohol Diesel Fuel Blends.
Final rept. 1 Oct 80-30 Jun 81,
PANDALAI COATINGS CO BRACKENRIDGE PA
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The project involved characterization, storage stability and material compatibility studies of ethanol and 2 diesel fuels. Ten samples of commercially available fuels were obtained and blended with 10 ethanol which was denatured with gasolene and a solvent blend of ethyl acetate and MIBK. Anhydrous alcohol also was used to prepare a 10 blend to examine stability and material compatibility characteristics. It has been observed that the presence of small amounts of water in the alcohol causes phase separation and great care must be taken to prevent water contamination in the fuel system. It has also been found that certain surfactants and co-solvents would stabilize the fuel blends even when water is present in the blended fuels. Results of test on stability and material compatibility are presented in this report.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods