Analytical Instrumentation

Extremely rapid and facile method to predict the oxidation stability of mineral oil based products

Apr 06 2006

Author: Dr. Burcu Oezmen on behalf of Analytik Jena GmbH

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Diesel fuel injection equipment manufacturers support the development of alternative sources of fuel. In Europe and in the United States of America, as well as in other countries, fuel resources such as rapeseed methyl ester (RME) and soybean methyl ester (SOME), together known as fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), are being used as alternatives and extenders for mineral oil derived fuels. There is great interest for significant variation in product quality and specification for products basically described as biodiesel. Biodiesel is defined as the mono alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats. There are some standards including a number of parameters in biodiesel specifications that the biodiesel fuel must fulfill in order to be sold in several countries.

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