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octane

(ŏk′tān)
C8H18; a hydrocarbon of the paraffin series.
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In terms of benefits, Arafat explained that there are several advantages to the octane 87 petrol, for example, it reduces the rates of air pollution and reducing the percentage of lead oxides in the air.
Isomerization offers refiners a higher octane gasoline blend stock that is free from benzene, aromatics, oxygenates and olefins, the company said.
C7 isomerisation can be applied to upgrade low octane C7 streams to produce isomerate that can be blended directly in the gasoline pool.
This OI has been used to characterize octane impacts with a variety of fuels and also on direct injected engines [21].
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Alkylate gasoline also has a much longer shelf-life than commercial gasoline and the regular gasoline such as 95 octane gasoline, for example, starts to change after just three months, while alkylate gasoline can be stored for several years.
In November 2016, Pakistan decided to upgrade the quality of motor gasoline by introducing three grades namely Research Octane Number (RON) 92, 95 and 97 by replacing RON 87.
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Beginning Friday, the domestic oil market in India will boast of a high-performance fuel with an octane rating of 99 - the highest in India so far - targeting high end vehicles like BMW, Porsche and Lamborghini.
But to prevent fuel detonation ("knocking") engines with higher compression ratios need to run on fuels with a higher octane rating.
It is composed of C5 to Cll hydrocarbons and has a low research octane number (RON), roughly within the 50-70 range.