AbstractWe report the octane sensitivity of fuel blends containing blendstocks of diverse chemical functionalities blended in concentrations up to 20% by volume into BOBs (Blendstocks for Oxygenate Blending). This study focuses on the blendstocks containing functional groups which lack reliable octane number data. The effects on octane sensitivity of blends of cyclopropanes, alkyl carbonates, oxiranes, alcohols, ketones, esters, nitrogen-containing compounds, cyclic and olefinic hydrocarbons, multifunctional materials containing combinations of these functionalities, and the co-blends of the blendstocks with ethanol in a BOB have been evaluated. Octane sensitivity of the blends containing functional groups that haven’t been evaluated before are discussed.
Published: September 1, 2023