STP686: Identification of Organic Components in Aqueous Effluents from Energy-Related Processes

    Pellizzari, ED
    Director and chemists, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

    Castillo, NP
    Director and chemists, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

    Willis, S
    Director and chemists, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

    Smith, D
    Director and chemists, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

    Bursey, JT
    Director and chemists, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 1979


    Abstract

    The qualitative and quantitative comparison in seven aqueous samples from four different energy-related operations were determined. Striking differences were observed in both the types and quantities of individual organics in samples from coal and oil shale processes. High-resolution gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was required to provide sufficient separation and molecular characteristics for identification of each organic substituent. These instrumental processes must be computerized to allow for fast data reduction.

    A greater amount and diversity of nitrogen-containing compounds were found in samples from in situ oil shale processing. Few qualitative differences were apparent among samples from in situ and low-Btu coal gasification.

    Keywords:

    in situ, coal gasification, in situ, oil shale processing, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry-computer techniques, gas chromatography-Fourier transform infrared-computer methods, relative molar response factors, quantification, purgeable and extractable organics, sample composition


    Paper ID: STP35020S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35020S


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