Chargeability of ethanol-petrol biofuels

Jaakko Paasi (Corresponding Author), Tapio Kalliohaka, Martin Glor

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    Abstract

    Chargeability of ethanol–petrol biofuels during refuelling has been studied in real dispenser environment in order to assess safety risks due to fuel charging at fuel filling stations. Two biofuel blends were studied: E10 containing 10 vol-% of ethanol and 90 vol-% of petrol, and E85 containing about 85 vol-% of ethanol and 15 vol-% of petrol. Charging of standard 95 Octane petrol was studied as a reference. The results show that the charging of E85 is negligible and no charge will be accumulated as long as the fuel dispenser system is properly grounded. In the case of refuelling with E10, charge is accumulated but the level of total charge is still so low that no real electrostatic ignition hazards exist due to fuel charging at filling stations as long as the system is properly grounded. Electrostatic ignition hazards due to fuel charging are real only for standard petrol fuel.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-250
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Electrostatics
    Volume67
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event11th International Conference on Electrostatics (Electrostatics 2009) - Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 27 May 200929 May 2009

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    Biofuels
    Static Electricity
    Ethanol
    ethyl alcohol
    charging
    Charging (furnace)
    dispensers
    Dispensers
    Filling stations
    refueling
    Safety
    hazards
    ignition
    Ignition
    Electrostatics
    Hazards
    stations
    electrostatics
    octanes
    safety

    Keywords

    • Chargeability
    • Biofuels
    • E10
    • E85
    • Risk assessment

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    Paasi, Jaakko ; Kalliohaka, Tapio ; Glor, Martin. / Chargeability of ethanol-petrol biofuels. In: Journal of Electrostatics. 2009 ; Vol. 67, No. 2-3. pp. 247-250.
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    In: Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 67, No. 2-3, 2009, p. 247-250.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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