distillation curve

distillation curve

[‚dis·tə′lā·shən ‚kərv]
(chemistry)
The graphical plot of temperature versus overhead product (distillate) volume or weight for a distillation operation.
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It has been pointed out that the ASTM D86 distillation curve may differ from the true boiling point (TBP) curve due to the partial condensation of the sample in the neck of the flask, the low level of separation (lack of true equilibrium between vapour and liquid) and the poor liquid holding capacity of the condenser [21].
The determination of a distillation curve is accomplished by approximating the system as a series of flash equilibrium stages, which is equivalent to the distillation curve measurement procedure outlined by ASTM D86.
1 with the output of a recently introduced technique called the advanced distillation curve (ADC) method (11), (38-45).
NIST's "advanced distillation curve" method could accelerate and simplify testing of biodiesels, according to lead author Tom Bruno.
Characterization the volatility of fuel and its tendency to form soot and smoke and considered as an important indicator for long-term analysis of fuel performance relating to optimization and design engines can be specified by a distillation curve. It is essential for biodiesel and its blends since biodiesel is oxygenated fuel which is the distinct difference to conventional diesel [30].