Oil sample analysis from biodiesel engines [abstract]
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Oil samples from the Columbia Transit biodiesel engines was secured and analyzed. The data was formatted into Excel where it was then broken down into three segements. The first showing engine wear when the engine ran on petroleum based diesel, the next when it ran a 20% biodiesel blend, and the last segment when it ran a 2% blend. The amounts of various metals contained in the samples were used to determine which fuel provided the best lubricity to the engine.