Trace Levels of Sulfur in the Fuels of the Future: Analytical Perspective

    Volume 2, Issue 2 (February 2005)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 31 January 2005

    Page Count: 13


    Nadkarni, RAK
    Millennium Analytics, Inc., East Brunswick, NJ

    (Received 14 September 2004; accepted 2 November 2004)

    Abstract

    Sulfur levels in both gasoline and diesel fuels are being restricted because of environmental pollution concerns throughout the world. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has mandated the levels of sulfur which may be allowed in most road and off-road vehicles. Although there are many standard test methods available for determining sulfur in petroleum products, presently only about four can qualify for their usefulness at the expected low levels in the future fuels. A large interlaboratory study undertaken by ASTM to estimate the capabilities of these methods is described. Also, data from the ASTM interlaboratory crosscheck programs is reviewed to identify the trends that the industry laboratories are showing. Finally, a brief overview of some new methods being developed in the industry for such analyses is presented.


    Paper ID: JAI12978

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI12978

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    Title Trace Levels of Sulfur in the Fuels of the Future: Analytical Perspective
    Symposium Elemental Analysis of Fuels and Lubricants: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, 2004-12-08
    Committee D02