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Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering

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MESQUITA, F. M. R. et al. Viscosities and viscosity deviations of binary mixtures of biodiesel + petrodiesel (or n-hexadecane) at different temperatures. Braz. J. Chem. Eng. [online]. 2012, vol.29, n.3, pp.653-664. ISSN 0104-6632.

Viscosities of four binaries mixtures [soybean biodiesel + diesel oil (or n-hexadecane) and coconut biodiesel + diesel oil (or n-hexadecane)] have been determined at T = (293.15, 313.15, 333.15, 353.15, 373.15) K and atmospheric pressure over the entire composition range. Experimental data were fitted to the Andrade equation and the adjustable parameters and the standard deviations between experimental and calculated values were estimated. From the experimental data, the viscosity deviations, , were calculated by using the Redlich - Kister polynomial equation. The comparison between experimental data determined in this work and four predictive methods used for the estimation of viscosities of biodiesel fuels (based on their fatty acid composition) is discussed.

Keywords : Viscosity; Binary Mixtures; Biodiesel; Petrodiesel.

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