Used as a Fuel

Used as a Fuel

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Introduction

Due to the phase out of lead in all gasoline grades and the adverse health and environmental effects of MTBE, the synthesis of new type fuels has drawn considerable interest. For example:

Alcohol-based fuels are alternative to petroleum-based fuels due to reduced greenhouse gas and toxic exhaust emission and enhancement of overall energy efficiency. Moreover, they are convenient for internal combustion engines due to their high-octane rating, burning velocities and wider flammability limits. In order to achieve better environmental sustainability, it is the right time to use lower molecular weight alcohols (alcohols possessing lower molecular weight, such as methanol, ethanol) replacing other additives as octane boosters in automotive fuels.

Alcohol-based fuel

Alcohol-based fuel

Biodiesel is a form of diesel fuel derived from plants or animals and consisting of long-chain fatty acid esters. It is typically made by chemically reacting lipids such as animal fat (tallow), soybean oil, or some other vegetable oil with an alcohol, producing a methyl, ethyl or propyl ester by the process of transesterification. The US National Biodiesel Board defines "biodiesel" as a mono-alkyl ester.

Biodiesel

Biodiesel

Tests

Chemists from Alfa Chemistry have a great deal of experience in the applications and tests of low molecular weight alcohols, acids or esters. Our experienced chemists are pleased to work with you to solve your problems in scientific research and industrial applications. We provide testing services include but not limited to:

  • Cold filter plugging point
  • Density
  • Sulphur content
  • Mechanical impurities
  • Ash
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Alfa Chemistry's Advantages

  • Short Detection Cycle
  • Competitive Price
  • Years of Testing Experience
  • Advanced Equipment
  • Reliable Results
  • Familiar with Relevant Standards

Please feel free to contact us for more details on fuel testing of low molecular weight alcohols, acids, esters and other chemicals.

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