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Title: Measuring and predicting the vapor pressure of gasoline containing oxygenates

Abstract

Here, this review describes the measurement and prediction of volatility characteristics, especially Reid vapor pressure, of gasoline blended with oxygenates such as those that could be derived from biomass. Including more advanced biofuels containing oxygen in gasoline affects critical fuel properties related to the volatility of the blended fuel. The vapor pressure of oxygenate-gasoline blends typically exhibits non-ideal behavior requiring updated measurement and prediction tools to ensure the resulting fuel meets all safety and performance specifications. The review discusses the suitability of established methods to measure Reid vapor pressure in blends containing oxygenates. We then survey methods used to predict vapor-liquid equilibria along with a description of suitability of these methods for use on gasoline-oxygenate blends. Lastly, we compare the outputs of a series of models to Reid vapor pressure measurements for a series of oxygenates in a real gasoline to illustrate the potential and shortcomings of the models.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States); Joint BioEnergy Institute, Emeryville, CA (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1508515
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-131615
Journal ID: ISSN 0016-2361
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fuel
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 243; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0016-2361
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; gasoline; Reid vapor pressure; oxygenate; biomass

Citation Formats

Gaspar, Daniel J., Phillips, Steven D., Polikarpov, Evgueni, Albrecht, Karl O., Jones, Susanne B., George, Anthe, Landera, Alexander, Santosa, Daniel M., Howe, Daniel T., Baldwin, Anna G., and Bays, John Timothy. Measuring and predicting the vapor pressure of gasoline containing oxygenates. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.137.
Gaspar, Daniel J., Phillips, Steven D., Polikarpov, Evgueni, Albrecht, Karl O., Jones, Susanne B., George, Anthe, Landera, Alexander, Santosa, Daniel M., Howe, Daniel T., Baldwin, Anna G., & Bays, John Timothy. Measuring and predicting the vapor pressure of gasoline containing oxygenates. United States. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.137.
Gaspar, Daniel J., Phillips, Steven D., Polikarpov, Evgueni, Albrecht, Karl O., Jones, Susanne B., George, Anthe, Landera, Alexander, Santosa, Daniel M., Howe, Daniel T., Baldwin, Anna G., and Bays, John Timothy. Tue . "Measuring and predicting the vapor pressure of gasoline containing oxygenates". United States. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.137.
@article{osti_1508515,
title = {Measuring and predicting the vapor pressure of gasoline containing oxygenates},
author = {Gaspar, Daniel J. and Phillips, Steven D. and Polikarpov, Evgueni and Albrecht, Karl O. and Jones, Susanne B. and George, Anthe and Landera, Alexander and Santosa, Daniel M. and Howe, Daniel T. and Baldwin, Anna G. and Bays, John Timothy},
abstractNote = {Here, this review describes the measurement and prediction of volatility characteristics, especially Reid vapor pressure, of gasoline blended with oxygenates such as those that could be derived from biomass. Including more advanced biofuels containing oxygen in gasoline affects critical fuel properties related to the volatility of the blended fuel. The vapor pressure of oxygenate-gasoline blends typically exhibits non-ideal behavior requiring updated measurement and prediction tools to ensure the resulting fuel meets all safety and performance specifications. The review discusses the suitability of established methods to measure Reid vapor pressure in blends containing oxygenates. We then survey methods used to predict vapor-liquid equilibria along with a description of suitability of these methods for use on gasoline-oxygenate blends. Lastly, we compare the outputs of a series of models to Reid vapor pressure measurements for a series of oxygenates in a real gasoline to illustrate the potential and shortcomings of the models.},
doi = {10.1016/j.fuel.2019.01.137},
journal = {Fuel},
number = C,
volume = 243,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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