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Diesel fuel is a petroleum derived liquid fuel that can also be derived from other oils such as vegetable oils. Diesel is used extensively through nearly all heavy industries to operate machinery and vehicles. Diesel is also much favored as a fuel for generators.

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Uses

Long-Term Storage

Diesel fuel stores better than some other fuels, but is susceptible to bacterial growth and water, using a fuel stabilizer such as PRI-D can greatly extend the life of the fuel.

Biodiesel

Production

Diesel has many benefits that other transportation fuels lack. It can be used straight off the still, unlike gasoline,, that requires upgrading. Diesel has very high energy storage for the mass volume as well as low volatility, longer storage times, and many sources.

  • Destructive distillation

- coal, used motor oil, waste plastic, old tires are heated to 800C in a sealed container and the gasses produced are condensed to oil

  • bio diesel

- “Diesel tree”, soybean oil, corn oil, algae using an oil expeller

  • Fischer-Tropsch diesel
  1. any thing that burns in [gasifier] the gas is compressed in a tank of steel shot and oil is produced
  • Hydrous pyrolysis

- chicken byproduct, algae, are heated in a sealed high preasure tank

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diesel.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/12 18:33 (external edit)