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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(2): 183-187 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.2.457

Density and Viscosity Measurements for Olive Oil Biodiesel, Diesel Fuel and n-Butyl Alcohol Ternary Blends

Mert Gülüm and Atilla Bilgin
Abstract—In this study, olive oil biodiesel was produced, the ternary blends including commercially available diesel fuel, produced olive oil biodiesel and n-butyl alcohol were prepared, and densities and kinematic viscosities of the blends were measured at 15oC and 40oC according to ISO 4787 and DIN 53015 standards, respectively. Experimental results show that viscosities non-linearly and densities linearly as expected decrease with increasing n-butyl alcohol content in blend. For the variation of kinematic viscosities of ternary blends with respect to alcohol content in the blend, the four-term exponential model was derived using the least squares regression method.

Index Terms—Olive oil biodiesel, density, viscosity, fuel properties, ternary blends, n-butyl alcohol, four-term exponential model.

Mert Gülüm and Atilla Bilgin are with the Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey (e-mail:


Cite:Mert Gülüm and Atilla Bilgin, "Density and Viscosity Measurements for Olive Oil Biodiesel, Diesel Fuel and n-Butyl Alcohol Ternary Blends," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 183-187, 2018.

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