Effects of a new blending agent on ethanol-gasoline fuels

Karaosmanoglu F., Isigigur A., Aksoy H.

ENERGY & FUELS, vol.10, no.3, pp.816-820, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/ef950131z
  • Journal Name: ENERGY & FUELS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.816-820
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Successful use of ethanol-gasoline blends as engine fuel alternatives depends on producing a stable homogeneous liquid fuel. It is crucial to avoid the phase separation phenomenon which occurs due to the hydrophilic character of alcohols and the solubility behavior of gasoline-alcohol-water three-component system. In this study an industrial byproduct is introduced as a new blending agent to ethanol-gasoline fuels, and its effects on the phase separation problem were investigated on samples prepared by blending unleaded gasoline with 5, 10, 15, and 20% (v/v) azeotropic ethanol, respectively.