A new blending agent and its effects on methanol-gasoline fuels

Karaosmanoglu F., Isigigur-Ergudenler A., Aksoy H.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.22, no.3, pp.235-245, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310050014027
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-245
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The major difficulty encountered with the use of methanol-gasoline blends as SI engine fuel is their tendency to phase separation due to the hydrophilic properties of methanol. Phase separation can lead to some utilization problems. Using a blending agent for the methanol-gasoline system is the common approach taken towards solving the phase separation problem. In this study introduces fraction of molasses fusel oil as an effective new blending agent for methanol-gasoline fuel.