Effects of a new blending agent on ethanol-gasoline fuels

Karaosmanoglu F., Isigigur A., Aksoy H.

ENERGY & FUELS, cilt.10, sa.3, ss.816-820, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/ef950131z
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY & FUELS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.816-820


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.