Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils

, Volume 42, Issue 6, pp 446–450 | Cite as

Calculation of the heat value of biofuels with calorimetric and chromatographic data

  • V. G. Semenov
  • A. A. Zinchenko


The values of the gross (net) heating value were determined by burning samples of liquid biofuels-rapeseed and soy oils-and rapeseed oil fatty acid methyl esters manufactured in Germany and in Ukraine were determined. The experimental data obtained confirm the theoretical calculations that high erucic oil and its derivatives have the highest energy potential.


Acid Methyl Ester Internal Combustion Engine Erucic Acid Hydrochloric Acid Solution Iodine Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Semenov
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. A. Zinchenko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Technical University Khar’kov Polytechnic InstituteRussia
  2. 2.State Science Center of DrugsUkraine

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