Processes for the production of oxymethylene ethers: Promising synthetic diesel additives

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Bhatelia, Tejas; Lee, Woo Jin; Samanta, Chanchal; Patel, Jim; Bordoloi, Ankur


2017-08-02


Journal Article


Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering


12


827-837


Synthesis based fuel are highly in demand in recent years, due to limited fossil fuel resources and climatic impact. Ecological and economical constrains limits the practical approach of utilisation of biomass as fuel. Oxygenated compounds such as methanol or dimethyl ether (DME), are good contender in synthetic fuel race, however, their physical properties enable usage in modern diesel engines without significant change of the engine’s infrastructure. Poly(oxymethylene) dimethyl ethers (OMEs) represent one of the potential options as additive for transportation fuels due to high oxygen content and high cetane number, which can improve the combustibility of diesel fuel, enhance the efficiency of combustion, and may reduce pollutants.


Wiley


Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified


https://doi.org/10.1002/apj.2119


EP157674


Journal article - Refereed


English


Bhatelia, Tejas; Lee, Woo Jin; Samanta, Chanchal; Patel, Jim; Bordoloi, Ankur. Processes for the production of oxymethylene ethers: Promising synthetic diesel additives. Asia Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering. 2017; 12:827-837. https://doi.org/10.1002/apj.2119



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