TY - JOUR
AB - The cetane number is an indicator of ignition quality and thus of fuel quality in the realm of diesel engines. It is conceptually similar to the octane number used for gasoline. Generally, a compound that has a high octane number tends to have a low cetane number and vice versa. The cetane number of a diesel fuel is related to the ignition delay time. In our work the first approach is a statistical one the accuracy of which depends upon the data obtained from various papers and literature sources, as all equations used were based on this data. During prediction using more than one equation is a good approach, as it provides the accuracy as well as the relative error. The second approach is also a statistical one, but its value depends upon the saponification number and iodine value. Therefore the accuracy of this equation may be higher, since we can collect the data for saponification numbers and iodine values from literature, without needing to calculate them. Using the saponification number and iodine value we can select an optimal biodiesel as generally a good biodiesel is selected using these three values. Thus the second approach allows us the freedom to select a biodiesel.
AD - Jadavpur Univ, Kolkata 700032, India
AN - WOS:000268798800003
AU - Bose, P. K.
DA - Aug
DO - 10.1007/s12239-009-0048-7
IS - 4
J2 - Int J Auto Tech-Kor
KW - cetane number
LA - English
N1 - 481hq
PY - 2009
SN - 1229-9138
SP - 421-429
ST - Empirical Approach for Predicting the Cetane Number of Biodiesel
T2 - International Journal of Automotive Technology
TI - Empirical Approach for Predicting the Cetane Number of Biodiesel
UR - ://WOS:000268798800003
VL - 10
ID - 4598
ER -