STORING, DISTRIBUTION AND BLENDING OF BIODIESEL

Radoslav Micic

Abstract


Due to nature of biodiesel fuel (B100) as well as biodiesel and fossil diesel oil blends these fuels demands specific conditions of storage, handling, transportation and distribution. Although it is necessary to pay attention to each of the elements in the distribution chain, the most critical operations are related to storing. Tanks for biodiesel storinghave a dominant influence on the maintenance of stable quality, as may occur, issues that directly affect the degradation in quality and problems during distribution, blending and use. In the designing process of the tank space and the installations must be taken into account all specificities of biodiesel also that materials are resistant to the influence of biodiesel and does not affect it contamination. Particular specifics related to the stocking and blending are the problems that can occur in the winter, due to relatively poor low-temperature properties of biodiesel and their blends. This paper is focusing on these problems.


Keywords


transesterification of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME), aging, storing, blending

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