Chapter 11

Current and Potential Aviation Additives for Higher Biofuel Blends in Jet A-1

S.L. Repetto1, J.F. Costello2 and D. Parmenter3,    1Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom,    2Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom,    3Airbus Operations Ltd, Bristol, United Kingdom

Abstract

Since a perfect ‘drop-in’ fuel that mimics conventional aviation kerosene without the need for blending is unlikely to be developed in the near future, this chapter considers the range of additives available to modify biofuels to meet rigorous aviation fuel specifications. Approved additives and their mechanism of action are considered here against the short-fall of ...

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