Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 212-216
Effect of Magnetic Field on Some Physical Characteristics and Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel
Abdelnabi A. Elamin, Department of Physical, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan
Mohamed Ezeldin, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan
Ali M. Masaad, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, Khartoum, Sudan
Nawal M. Suleman, Department of Chemistry, Zilfi Faculty of Education, Majmmah University, Zilfi, Saudi Arabia
Received: Oct. 4, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 13, 2015;       Published: Dec. 10, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150306.16      View  3551      Downloads  101
Abstract
The main objective of the present work was passing of diesel fuel on magnetic field produced by magnetic pole by 121mT, to improve the physical properties of diesel fuel and cetane number (CN), the diesel fuel produced from Khartoum refinery (Sudan). The physical characteristics and cetane number of used sample were tested according to American society for testing and materials (ASTM), physical properties included: Density, and kinematic viscosity. The cetane number of diesel used in this project was recorded (55.6) before passing on magnetic field, in the other hand the intensity of magnetic field was recorded (121mT). The physical properties of sample after the passing process were improved to the limits assigned by ASTM and Khartoum refinery. CN was increased to 60.3.
Keywords
Diesel, Magnetic Field, Cetane Number, Density of Diesel, Viscosity of Diesel
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Abdelnabi A. Elamin, Mohamed Ezeldin, Ali M. Masaad, Nawal M. Suleman, Effect of Magnetic Field on Some Physical Characteristics and Cetane Number of Diesel Fuel, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 212-216. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20150306.16
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