Corrosion Characteristics of Copper in Malaysian Bioethanol and Gasoline blends

Saravana, Kannan Thangavelu and Piraiarasi, C. and Abu Saleh, Ahmed and Ani, F.N. (2014) Corrosion Characteristics of Copper in Malaysian Bioethanol and Gasoline blends. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 467. pp. 122-126. ISSN 1662-7482

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The present study aims to investigate the corrosion characteristics of copper commonly encountered in the spark ignition (SI) engine fuel system with Malaysian bioethanol and gasoline blends. Static immersion tests in E0 (gasoline), E10 and E85 were carried out at room temperature for 1320 h. Mechanical, physical and chemical properties of copper was investigated before and after immersion tests. Investigations were carried out on change in morphological properties using optical microscope; change in chemical structure using FTIR; change in mass and volume by weight loss measurement; hardness changes using universal hardness tester; and change of chemical properties of the fuel blends using total acid number titration method. The test results showed that corrosion of copper was increased with the high concentration of ethanol in the blends.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corrosion; Bioethanol; Gasoline; Copper, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 01:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 01:54

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