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Effect of Adulterating Household Kerosene with Condensate Fuel

Author Affiliations

  • 1 University of Port Harcourt, Petroleum and Environmental Chemistry Research Group, Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, PMB 5323 Choba, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (5), Pages 37-43, November,26 (2012)

Abstract

Seven combustible mixtures of condensate / kerosene were evaluated with the aim to delimit the extent at which the adulteration of kerosene (HHK) with condensate samples from two different sources becomes hazardous for domestic use. Results of the quality assurance test (low flash point, high flame height, high flame width, low smoke point) show that 3-100 % v/v of condensate in the adulterated blends are undesirable for domestic purposes. Condensate-adulterated kerosene has been tagged the ‘killer product’ because of the high degree of burns associated with its explosion.

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