New approach to improving fuel and combustion characteristics of black soldier fly oil

Tsufang Hong, Neil Chandiramani, Juan Restrepo Cano, Subram Sarathy*

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Abstract

This study proposes a new approach to improve the fuel properties of Black Soldier Fly crude oil (BSFO) by blending it with diethyl ether (DEE). DEE was chosen due to its ideal characteristics such as its low viscosity and high Derived Cetane Number (DCN = 139). Additionally, its low boiling point also improves the fuel spray and evaporation of the blend. At a constant temperature of 40 ?, comparing pure BSFO to a 40 % DEE to BSFO blend, the kinematic viscosity reduced from 29.76 mm2/s to 3.14 mm2/s and the DCN increased from 59.6 to 99.3. The basic fuel properties of Black Soldier Fly (BSF) biodiesel blended with US No. 2 diesel, B5, B15, B25, and B50 (FAME volume percentage) were also compared with BSFODEE mixtures. BSFODEE40 % has the potential to meet the fuel standards specified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards D6751.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Pages31-36
Number of pages6
Volume65
ISBN (Electronic)9788895608624
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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