The compatibility of advanced combustion systems with the highly aromatic contents of synthetic fuels processed from coal or oil shale is discussed. A significant saving in fuel cost can be realized by using aviation kerosenes having higher densities. Thus, fuels of higher aromatic content -- often believed to be of inferior quality by some individuals -- may actually be considered premium fuel by some operators. A representative of one large domestic airline claims that he can save approximately half a million dollars annually in fuel costs by using fuels containing one percent more aromatics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Shell Oil Company

    1 Shell Plaza, P.O. Box 2463
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Shayeson, M W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00172704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 440
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM