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Turkish Journal of Chemistry

DOI

10.55730/1300-0527.3308

Abstract

Although biodiesel-diesel blends are being widely used in diesel engines, investigations on its cold flow properties and crystallization behavior are still scarce. In this paper, poly(ethylene-vinyl acetate) (PEVA) pour point depressant and petroleum diesel were worked together to enhance the cold flow properties of soybean biodiesel. PEVA presented a better positive effect in reducing the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) of biodiesel blends. B40 treated with 1% PEVA exerted the best cold flow properties, and its CFPP was decreased by -14 °C. In addition, the crystallization behavior was changed variously. The sizes of crystals were decreased as well as the number of crystals was increased notably.

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311

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319

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