Optimization of the Aromatic/Paraffinic Composition of Synthetic Jet Fuels Academic Article uri icon


  • AbstractAviation fuels derived from the gastoliquid (GTL) technology may be used as dropin alternatives to conventional oilderived fuels. Reliable compositionproperty relations must be developed based on experimental data to correlate the hydrocarbon compositions of formulated synthetic fuels with their properties to be certified for aviation commercial use. An experimental and propertyintegration framework for the design of synthetic jet fuels from GTLbased kerosene derived by evaluating the role of aromatics on resultant fuel properties is presented. The experimental results were used to develop propertymixing rules and linear programming for the design of optimum fuel compositions that meet the ASTM specifications. The role of aromatics on critical physical properties for jet fuel certification is revealed. A practical solution for jet fuels blending through optimization of jet fuel formulation based on cost and technically effective manners is provided.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 6.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Nuaimi, I. A., Bohra, M., Selam, M., Choudhury, H. A., El-Halwagi, M. M., & Elbashir, N. O.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Al-Nuaimi, Ibrahim A||Bohra, Moiz||Selam, Muaz||Choudhury, Hanif A||El-Halwagi, Mahmoud M||Elbashir, Nimir O

publication date

  • December 2016