keywords: AGO, ASTM, DPK, PKO, blends, fuel
Ternary blends of palm kernel oil (PKO), kerosene (DPK) and petroleum diesel (AGO) were prepared in different proportion of eight. The percentage of the PKO in the blends ranges from 20 to 80%. ASTM standard methods were used to check the fuel properties of the sample blends. The analyzed properties include specific gravity, kinematic viscosity, cetane number, flash point, water content, sulphur content, ash content and acid number. The result reveals that, in terms of critical fuel characteristics, the sample blends apparently complied with the biodiesel standards which signify that blending of PKO/DPK/AGO would serve a useful cost-effective pathway to producing more environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines.