Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2012, Volume 15, Issue 2

Considerations Concerning the Influence of B20 Biodiesel Blend on Urban Buses Operation and Maintenance

Adrian Roşca 1 , Daniela Roşca 2 , Gabriel Vlăduţ 3

1 University of Craiova, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Romania
2 University of Craiova, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 13, A. I. Cuza Street, Craiova
3 Research -Design Institute for Automation – IPA Craiova, 12, Stefan cel Mare Street, Craiova

*Corresponding author: Adrian Rosca, E-mail:

Published: October 2012


The paper presents experimental research results concerning the influence of B20 biodiesel blend on urban buses operation and maintenance in Craiova city. There are presented original data by using thermovision to determine correlations between B20 biodiesel blend fuel used in buses’ engine and, the engine’s temperature. There are presented potential incompatibilities between B20 biodiesel and common elastomers used in seals and hoses.


B20 blend, thermovision, wear friction, biodiesel incompatibilities.

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