Browse Publications Technical Papers 04-13-02-0011

Using Adsorbents to Mitigate Biodiesel Influence on the Deterioration of Engine Oil 04-13-02-0011

This also appears in SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants-V129-4EJ

This study focused on using adsorbents to suppress engine oil deterioration as a result of the influence of biodiesel. Engine oil performance is affected by the use of biodiesel that results in short period of oil drain interval. Neat base oil, 80% blended with biodiesel, 20% was thermo oxidatively aged. Magnesium aluminum hydroxycarbonate and 1,3,5-trimethyl-2,4,6-tris(3,5-di-tert-buty-4-hydroxybenzyl)benzene were applied, and the formation of oligomers in the base oil-RME mixture was monitored. The adsorbents intercept the precursors of the aging procedure and, therefore, interfere with the aging process. The analysis with FTIR showed less to no formation of oligomers. About 90% reduction in the total acid number was observed, with about 90% reduction in viscosity increment. The adsorbents, therefore, have an enhanced influence on the oxidative stability of biodiesel and its blends.


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