Physicochemical Properties of Butanol-Gasoline Blends

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Z. Mužíková, J. Káňa, M. Pospíšil, and G. Šebor

Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague


Biobutanol can be used as a biofuel in the same manner as bioethanol in spark-ignition engines. The article deals with the relevant properties of biobutanol-gasoline blend important for fuels such as density, viscosity, water solubility, vapour pressure and oxidation stability. Gasoline blends with 10 v/v % of biobutanol show properties close to those of ordinary gasoline, therefore biobutanol could be a promising alternative to ethanol currently used in automotive gasoline.


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