Development of a Mathematical Model for Calculating the Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel Based on Their Hydrocarbon Composition and Intermolecular Interactions of Mixture Components

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Abstract

The authors studied hydrocarbon compositions of diesel fuel with a cetane improver and its relationship with the cetane number. The paper presents the results of these studies. The influence of synergistic and antagonistic effects in determining the cetane number of diesel fuels resulting from the interaction of various hydrocarbons (paraffins, naphthenes, aromatics) with the cetane improver is shown. These effects can be attributed to forces of intermolecular interaction of hydrocarbons with the additive, which influence the thermodynamic probability and the rate of formation of various hydrocarbon radicals during the combustion of the diesel fuel in engine conditions (t = 2000°C, p = 50 atm.). Energies of interaction of hydrocarbons with the cetane improver were estimated on the basis of quantum chemical calculations. Using the results of quantum chemical modeling, the authors developed a mathematical model to predict an increase in the cetane number of diesel fuels depending on the concentration of the additive for different fuel compositions, while taking into account intermolecular interactions of mixture components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1140-1153
Number of pages14
JournalCombustion Science and Technology
Volume193
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • cetane number
  • Diesel fuel
  • hydrocarbon composition
  • intermolecular interactions
  • mathematical model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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