Moisture absorption in biodiesel and its petro-diesel blends.

  title={Moisture absorption in biodiesel and its petro-diesel blends.},
  author={B Brian He and J. C. Thompson and D. W. Routt and Jon H. Van Gerpen},
  journal={Applied Engineering in Agriculture},
Biodiesel has the characteristic of absorbing more moisture than petroleum diesel. High moisture content in biodiesel can cause problems such as water accumulation and microbial growth in fuel handling, storage, and transportation equipment. Currently, there is a lack of information on moisture absorbance in biodiesel and biodiesel/diesel blends. Experiments were conducted to determine the water absorbance in biodiesel of different feedstocks (three vegetable oils and two primary alcohols) at… 

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