A note on the potential of CNSL in fuel blends for engines in Brazil

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  • Fernando José Araújo da Silva

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CNSL is a by-product of the cashew industry which is the pericarp fluid of the nut. Main producers (India, Nigeria and Brazil) cannot store CNSL as a commodity. The international consumers market is unstable. Thus there is a potential for the use of CNSL in fuel blends in Brazil. Fuel mixtures with 1, 2, 5 and 10% of CNSL may provide savings of in 0.82, 1.63, 4.08 and 8.16%, respectively. However, the blends imply in considerable changes in fuel viscosity and require an investigation on the impacts on engine performance and on part components. A more detailed survey on economical viability should also be addressed due to price variations of CNSL and fuels for the mixtures.

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2016-06-13

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Silva, F. J. A. da. (2016). A note on the potential of CNSL in fuel blends for engines in Brazil. Revista Tecnologia, 30(1), 89–96. Recuperado de https://ojs.unifor.br/tec/article/view/5279

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