Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A O. Castellanos Díaz and  F. Schoeggl and  H. W. Yarranton and  M. A. Satyro and  T. M. Lovestead and  T. J. Bruno
%D 2012 
%J  International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 65, 2012
%T Modeling the Vapor Pressure of Biodiesel Fuels
%U http://waset.org/publications/2213
%V 65
%X The composition, vapour pressure, and heat capacity
of nine biodiesel fuels from different sources were measured. The
vapour pressure of the biodiesel fuels is modeled assuming an ideal
liquid phase of the fatty acid methyl esters constituting the fuel. New
methodologies to calculate the vapour pressure and ideal gas and
liquid heat capacities of the biodiesel fuel constituents are proposed.
Two alternative optimization scenarios are evaluated: 1) vapour
pressure only; 2) vapour pressure constrained with liquid heat
capacity. Without physical constraints, significant errors in liquid
heat capacity predictions were found whereas the constrained
correlation accurately fit both vapour pressure and liquid heat
capacity.
%P 460 - 470