ROMANO Silvia Daniela
Estimation of the composition of soybean biodiesel/soybean oil blends from permittivity measurements
CORACH, J.; FERNÁNDEZ GALVÁN, E.; SORICHETTI, P. A.; ROMANO, S. D.
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Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2019 vol. 235 p. 1309 - 1315
The relative permittivity of soybean biodiesel/soybean oil blends was determined in the full range of compo-sition, at temperatures between 298 K and 343 K. Measurements were carried out at frequencies between 1 kHz and 100 kHz, using a broadband cell. The relative RMS uncertainty of the dielectric measurements was below 1%.For all the studied samples, the relative permittivity decreases with temperature and increases with biodiesel content, in both cases linearly.From the experimental results, a model was developed to estimate the permittivity of the blends as a function of composition and temperature. The RMS uncertainty of the estimation is less than ± 0.01. Furthermore, the blend composition was modeled as a function of permittivity and temperature. The RMS uncertainty of the estimation was below 9% for temperatures between 298 K and 313 K.