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Production of mixed fuels

mixed fuels

Although the topic of mixed fuel is relatively new, it is constantly attracting the attention of  young and experienced drivers. On hearing about “mixed fuel”, they immediately try to find out what it is and whether it can be used in their cars.

Let’s try to understand ourselves. Mixed fuels appeared due to a shortage of oil reserves in most countries. One of the possible alternatives was the use of alcohols as biofuels. To date, the world bioethanol market has grown by 20-25%. According to the industry experts, industrial volumes of bioethanol can reach 120 billion liters worldwide by 2020.

In most cases, bioethanol is used as an additive to petrol. Mixed fuels based of these two substances are indicated by the E number followed by a figure showing the percentage of ethanol in the blend. Mixtures of bioethanol and petrol are divided into several brands E5 and E7, which do not require any changes to the design of a car engine, which can not be said about the brands E85, E95 and E96. For the painless use of these fuels, you need to modify the car’s power and ignition system.

The wider introduction of ethanol in the fuel industry makes it possible to reduce the country’s dependence on oil supplies, as well as to reduce the air pollution by harmful substances released into the atmosphere. In addition,  biofuels improve the fuel detonation resistance (octane number) and reduce the content of toxic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Production of mixed fuels

The general technological process of production of mixed fuels is based the emulsification of low-octane gasoline with ethanol. A result is an increase of the octane number of a resulting mixture. This parameter depends on the amount of ethanol introduced, which in practice is 8 – 20%.

Mixed fuel is obtained by following the four steps:

  1. preparation of initial components;
  2. dosage and dispersion of ethanol in gasoline stream;
  3. sampling and conducting analysis to determine the quality characteristics;
  4. certification of the finished products.

What to use for blending?

GlobeCore offers to the attention of to oil rigs, oil refineries, filling stations, storage and transport companies its USB blending system. This system is specially designed for mixing liquids, fuels and fluids.

Standard mixing technologies recommend the storage life of mixed fuels not exceeding 30 days, while the storage time, for example, at gas stations may exceed 40-50 days. The use of GlobeCore USB blending system eliminates this drawback and obtains a product that does not break down for at least 180 days.

Such result is achieved in the blending system due to application of several laws of physics: the Venturi effect, cavitation, acoustic impact, etc.


Parameters USB-5/3 USB-5/5 USB-18/3 USB-18/5 USB-40/3 USB-60/3 USB-60/5 USB-100/3 USB-100/5
Production capacity, m3/hour 5 5 18 18 40 60 60 100 100/150
Number of mixing fluids 2…3 2…5 2…3 2…5 2…3 2…3 2…5 2…3 2…5
Consumption of base component  m3/hour 3,5 3,5 11 11,5 30 (40) 50 (57) 50,0 100 100
Additives consumption, m3/hour
* input I 0,25..2,5 0,25..2,5 0,25..2,5 2..7 0,5..3,5 0,5..3,5 0,1..1,0 0,4…4 3…30
* input II 0,1..1,0 0,1..1,0 0,1..1,0 0,5..3,5 0,1..1,0 0,1..1,0 0,0..0,02 0,4…4 3…30
* input III 0,5..3,5 0,25..2,5 0,05…0,5
* input IV 0,15..0,65 0,5..6,3 0,4…5
Input pressure, MPa 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8 0,8
Nominal power, kW 2,7 2,7 15 118 36 45 45 55 55
Max fluid input head, m, мах to 10 to 10 to 10 to 10 to 10 to 10 to 10 to 10 to 10
Dimensions, mm
**length 500 500 500 500 700 700 1000 2000 2000
**width 300 300 500 600 900 1200 1500 1400 1400