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Much of the research on VO fuel is not available to the general public.
Most is difficult to even find unless you are a member of a group that has access to an indexed archive of technical papers. Subscriptions to these groups can cost several hundre dollars a year and there is no single group which has an archive that contains all of the pertinent "papers".

If one DOES join such a group one agrees to not dissminate the papers available to the general public. Abrogating this agreement usualy results in termination of the membership and denial of subsequent requests to rejoin.

Therfore I cannot post all of the technical literature at my disposal. If a paper is already available to the public I will ink to it however. And if anyone has access to research papers on VO fuel I request that they post links to them in this discussion. I do not beleive that I can be held liable for any links to information posted elsewhere which I simply link to.

In some cases the summarys of research papers are available to the public but the full text is copyrighted. If you are interested in the full text to any research paper for which only a summarry is provided please contact me via email and I will attempt to legally provide you with that.

In some cases a link to a paper will become dead due to a liability issue being brought to the attention of hte sponsoring website. If you discover any "dead links" in this discussion please contact me by email and I will attempt to find a currently live link to the material.

I will begin by simply linking to all the currently publically available information from other web sites. As time allows I will index them. 


From:
http://www.frybrid.com/docs.htm

Extending Diesel Engine Life and Fuel Economy with Canola Based Fuel Additives
http://www.scdc.sk.ca/pdf/fact8biodiesel.pdf
Comments: Shows the effects of reduced lubricity and poor injector spray patterns

DIESEL ENGINE FAILURES DUE TO FUEL WITH INSUFFICIENT LUBRICITY
http://www.transportenergy.org.uk/uploads/documents/Diesel_engine_failures_due_to_poor_fuel_lubricity.pdf
Comments: Shows the effects of reduced lubricity and poor injector spray patterns

MIXING GASOLINE AND DIESEL
http://www.turbodieselregister.com/mixing_gasoline_and_diesel.htm
Comments: Interesting as the facts can be related to the effects of mixing Gasoline and vegetable oil

Physical propertes of diesel fuel
http://www.biofuels.coop/archive/4_SVO.ppt
Comments: Clearly shows effects of both diesel and biodiesel on various metals and synthetic tubing.

Fueling Direct Injected Diesel Engines with 2% Biodiesel Blend
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/More%20papers/paper8.pdf
Comments:

Evaluation of the Lubricity of Soybean Oil-Based Additives in Diesel Fuel
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/More%20papers/paper7.pdf
Comments:

Engine Oil Analysis of Diesel Engines Fueled with Biodiesel Blends
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/More%20papers/paper6.pdf
Comments:

The Effect of Timing and Oxidation on Emissions from Biodiesel-Fueled Engines
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/More%20papers/paper2.pdf
Comments:

The Performance and Emissions of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel from Yellow Grease & Soybean Oil
/http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/Canakci_Paper3_as%20revised%20after%20review.pdf
Comments:

Biodiesel Blend Detection Using a Fuel Composition Sensor
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/Tat_ASAE%20Paper%20No.%2001-6052.pdf
Comments: presented at the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 2001 Annual meeting

Physical Properties and Composition Detection of Biodiesel-Diesel Fuel Blends
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Technical%20Papers/ASAE%20Paper%20No.%20026084.pdf
Comments: presented at the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 2002 Annual Meeting

Lubricating oil contamination
http://www.me.iastate.edu/biodiesel/Pages/biodiesel21.html
Comments: Contamination or dilution of the lubricating oil of biodiesel-fueled vehicles

Advanced Combustion Research for Energy from Vegetable Oils (ACREVO)
http://www.nf-2000.org/secure/Fair/F484.htm
Comments: The objective of the ACREVO project is to investigate and improve the combustion performances of vegetable oils as liquid biofuels for diesel engines and furnaces for local power generation and transport.

Waste Vegetable Oil As A Diesel Replacement Fuel
http://www.shortcircuit.com.au/warfa/paper/paper.htm
Comments: Very interesting reading on why Vegetable oils combust the way they do and the rusults of that combustion.

Palm Oil as a Fuel for Agricultural Diesel Engines: Comparative Testing against Diesel Oil
http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_SVO-palm.html
Comments: Shows percentages of increase weat on various engine components in primative engines.

The use of sunflower oil as Diesel fuel for DI engines
http://www.univ-orleans.fr/ESEM/LME/Commun/Doc/pdf/21Resume1.pdf
Comments: Explains the build-up of carbon, it's effects and methods to limit it.

Comparison of emissions using Diesel fuel and RME on DI Diesel engines
http://www.univ-orleans.fr/ESEM/LME/Commun/Doc/pdf/21Resume2.pdf
Comments: Emissions data

Advanced Combustion Research for Energy from Vegetable Oils (ACREVO)
http://www.univ-orleans.fr/ESEM/LME/Commun/Doc/pdf/21Resume3.pdf
Comments: Summary of the study

Biodiesel fuels from vegetable oils via catalytic and non-catalytic supercritical alcohol transesterifications and other methods: a survey
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ajl23/SuperCritical03.pdf
Comments: Analysis of various vegetable oils and methods of conversion into bio-fuels

FUELING DIESEL ENGINES WITH BLENDS OF METHYL ESTER SOYBEAN OIL AND DIESEL FUEL
http://www.missouri.edu/~pavt0689/Fueling_Diesel_Engines_with_Blends_of_Methyl_Ester_Soybean_Oil.pdf
Comments: Bio-Diesel tests on a 6v92TA Detroit diesel

AN ALTERNATIVE FUEL FOR URBAN BUSES - BIODIESEL BLENDS
http://www.missouri.edu/~pavt0689/An_Alternative_Fuel_For_Urban_Buses-Biodiesel_Blends.pdf
Comments: Vehicle performance, operation, and maintenance characteristics are used extensively during the commercialization of a transportation fuel.

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF BIODIESEL AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL IN CANADA
http://www.ec.gc.ca/transport/publications/biodiesel/biodeisel.pdf
Comments: Very complete study includes economic implications of the use of bio-fuels.

The TDI-SVO controversy
http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_TDI.html
Comments: Examination of the use of vegetable in the VW TDI engine

Unmodified Vegetable Oil as an Automotive Fuel
http://www.jrc.es/home/report/english/articles/vol74/TRA1E746.htm
Comments: The focus of the IPTS Report is on articles that explore issues that are either not yet on the policy-maker's agenda

Synthetic Fuels for Transportation: The Future Potential of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
http://www.wws.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/byteserv.prl/~ota/disk3/1982/8228/8228.PDF
Comments: Not related to bio-fuels

Triglycerides-based diesel fuels
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ajl23/Biodiesel04.pdf
Comments: Excellent chemical explanation

COMPARISON OF TRANSPORT FUELS
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/transport/comparison/pubs/comparison.pdf
Comments: Huge paper covering all areas related to the use of bio-fuels

Short note on Pure Plant Oil (PPO) as fuel for modified internal combustion engines
http://valenergol.free.fr/dossiers/IPTS/Short%20note%20on%20pure%20plant%20oil.pdf
Comments: This note contains a short summary of main characteristics of pure plant oil (PPO) as a fuel for internal combustion engine automotive applications.

Results of engine and vehicle testing of semi-refined rapeseed oil
http://www.regional.org.au/au/gcirc/6/214.htm
Comments: The objective of this research was to produce an economic and high quality non-esterified rapeseed oil suitable for use as a diesel fuel extender.

TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF VEGETABLE OIL AS A TRANSPORTATION FUEL
http://www.biodiesel.org/resources/reportsdatabase/reports/gen/19910101_gen-292.pdf

NFA Technologies Greasecar
http://www.veggiegolf.com/car.html
Comment: A 2002 Golf TDI fitted with the Greasecar system.

Using Unmodified Vegetable Oils as a Diesel Fuel Extender
http://www.uidaho.edu/bae/biodiesel/raw%20vegetable%20oils_literature%20review.doc
Comment: None

 

From: http://vegburner.co.uk/links.html

http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ajl23/Biodiesel04.pdf
Triglycerides-based diesel fuel Research paper examining mainly biodiesel lists compositions of a number of different plant oils

http://acta.chem-soc.si/45/45-1-69.pdf
Research paper investigating the relationship between veg oil viscosity/temperature

http://bengal.missouri.edu/~pavt0689/Review_Utilization_of_Rapeseed_Oil.pdf
Research paper investigating emissions from burning vegetable oil in diesel engines(long download time)
http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_library/ro_rev.html
Above reformatted as html - much quicker download

http://ss.jircas.affrc.go.jp/engpage/jarq/33-2/Togashi/togashi.html
Japanese research paper looking into running unheated oil in diesel engines

http://www.regional.org.au/au/gcirc/6/214.htm
Irish research paper looking at different grades of unheated rapeseed oil in diesel engines

http://www.nf-2000.org/secure/Fair/F484.htm
Detailed report from European SVO research project by Advanced Combustion Research for Energy from Vegetable Oils (ACREVO).

http://www.shortcircuit.com.au/warfa/paper/paper.htm
"Waste Vegetable Oil as a Diesel Replacement Fuel" by Phillip Calais,
Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, and A.R.
(Tony) Clark, Western Australian Renewable Fuels Association Inc.

http://www.univ-orleans.fr/ESEM/LME/Commun/Doc/pdf/21Resume1.pdf
University of Orleans ‘Using sunflower oil as a Diesel fuel in a DI engine’ – Insulating the piston to reduce deposit formation

http://www.geocities.com/ublatz/TDI-Probleme.htm
German study of running Tdi engines on vegetable oil.

http://www.biofuels.ca/ebeggsthesis.pdf
"Renewable Oil Fuels and Engines as Components of Sustainable System Design" by Ed Beggs

http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_SVO-palm.html
"Palm Oil as a Fuel for Agricultural Diesel Engines: Comparative Testing against Diesel Oil" by Gumpon Prateepchaikul and Teerawat Apichato

http://www.jrc.es/pages/iptsreport/vol74/english/TRA1E746.htm
"Unmodified Vegetable Oil as an Automotive Fuel" Report examining SVO. Written at the request of the European Commission

http://www.ryanarmstrong.net/
"AUTOMOTIVE SVO CONVERSION" Report on academic project -
" The primary motivation for this project is to explore the use of Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) as an alternative fuel source for compression combustion engines"

http://www.supergen2005.interbase.net/docs/3%20Jamieson%20Marine%20Microalgae%20Presentation.pdf
UK Presentation on Algea oil production

http://www.bundesverband-pflanzenoele.de/pdf/TFZ_Abgasuntersuchungen.pdf
Report of emissions from tractors on diesel and when modified on diesel and PPO

http://www.ufop.de/downloads/MAN_GreenPower.pdf
MAN B&W Report on running large diesel engines on rapeseed, palm, used cooking oil and fish oils. Interesting Data

http://www.codeart.org/en/technique/energie/huile_de_palme_combustible_moteur/060627s-Engine%20running%20on%20palm%20oil-%20anglais.pdf
Report on 150 Hours Tests of Engines on Palm Oil

http://www.rio5.com/proceedings/Biomass/Coelho_et_al_311-318.pdf
The Use Of Palm Oil for Electricity Generation in the Amazon Region

http://www.extremesamoa.com/myweb5/coconut%20oil%20for%20fuel.pdf
The effect of coconut oil and diesel fuel blends on diesel engine performance and exhaust emissions

http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19840018745
Utilization of alternative fuels in diesel engines


 
 


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