STP1468: Fuel Analysis by Filter Furnace Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    Tittarelli, P
    Stazione Sperimentale per i Combustibili, San Donato Milanese, MI

    Priola, M
    Stazione Sperimentale per i Combustibili, San Donato Milanese, MI

    Ricchiuto, S
    Stazione Sperimentale per i Combustibili, San Donato Milanese, MI

    Katskov, DA
    Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria,

    Ngobeni, P
    Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria,

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 2005


    Abstract

    The determination of Mn, Fe, Co, and Zn was performed in gasoline, jet, and diesel fuel samples by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry using the Transverse Heated Filter Atomizer (THFA). Thermal conditions were experimentally defined for the investigated elements.

    The elements were analyzed without the addition of chemical modifiers, using organometallic standards for the calibration. Gasoline samples were analyzed directly, while jet and diesel fuel samples were diluted 1+3 with n-heptane.

    The following LODs were obtained using 40 μL injections: 0.08 μg/L Mn, 0.35 μg/L Fe, 0.54 μg/L Co, and 0.06 μg/L Zn. The limits of determination, calculated for diesel and jet fuel samples, were 1.2 μg/kg Mn, 4.9 μg/kg Fe, 7.6 μg/kg Co, and 0.8 μg/kg Zn. The corresponding limits of quantitation for gasoline samples were about four times higher.

    Keywords:

    electrothermal atomic absorption, transverse heated filter atomizer, gasoline, diesel fuel, trace elements


    Paper ID: STP11993S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11993S


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