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Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

, Volume 63, Issue 4, pp 552–553 | Cite as

A simple method for estimation of cetane index of vegetable oil methyl esters

  • Kanit Krisnangkura
Technical

Abstract

This article illustrates a simple method for estimation of cetane indexes of vegetable oil methyl esters from their saponification and iodine numbers. The range of the calculated values covers all the cetane numbers of vegetable oil methyl esters determined experimentally. when it was applied to individual fatty acid methyl esters from C8 to C24, a straight line parallel to that of Klopfenstein was obtained.

Keywords

Methyl Ester Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Diesel Engine Cetane Fatty Acid Ester 
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Copyright information

© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanit Krisnangkura
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Energy and MaterialsKing Mongkut’s Institute of TechnologyBangkokThailand

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