Prediction of viscosities and surface tensions of fuels using a new corresponding states model

A.J. Queimada, L.I. Rolo, A.I. Caco, I.M. Marrucho, Erling Halfdan Stenby, J.A.P. Coutinho

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While some properties of diesels are cheap, easy and fast to measure, such as densities, others such as surface tensions and viscosities are expensive and time consuming. A new approach that uses some basic information such as densities to predict viscosities and surface tensions is here proposed using a Corresponding states model previously developed for the accurate estimation of several thermophysical properties of pure and mixed n-alkanes. This approach is tested with good results in five petroleum distillation cuts from crudes of different sources (North Sea, Africa and Middle East). (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number5-6
Pages (from-to)874-877
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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