Biodiesel fuel droplets: modelling of heating and evaporation processes

Mansour Al Qubeissi, R. Kolodnytska, S.S. Sazhin

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Abstract

A recently developed model for heating and evaporation of multi-component droplets, taking into account the effects of temperature gradient, recirculation and species diffusion inside them is described. The model is applied to the analysis of biodiesel droplets. The predictions of this model are compared with the predictions of the model based on the approximation of biodiesel fuel by a single component. Five types of biodiesel fuels are considered: Palm Methyl Ester, produced from palm seed oil; Hemp Methyl Esters, produced from hemp seed oil in the Ukraine and the European Union; Rapeseed oil Methyl Ester, produced from rapeseed oil in the Ukraine; and Soybean oil Methyl Ester, produced from soybean oil. It is shown that a simplistic model, based on the approximation of biodiesel by one component, leads to errors in predicted droplet evaporation times and surface temperatures of up to 5.5% and 2.4%, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages944-951
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAnnual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: 1 Sep 20134 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems
Abbreviated titleILASS 2013
CountryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period1/09/134/09/13

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Keywords

  • biodiesel
  • droplet heating and evaporation

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    Al Qubeissi, M., Kolodnytska, R., & Sazhin, S. S. (2013). Biodiesel fuel droplets: modelling of heating and evaporation processes. 944-951. Paper presented at Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Chania, Crete, Greece.