STP389

    Applications of Gas Chromatography to Hydrocarbon Analysis

    Published: Jan 1965


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    Abstract

    The gas Chromatograph, because of its simplicity, sensitivity and speed, has become a useful tool of the hydrocarbon analyst. Three recent developments (1) the use of ionization detectors rather than thermal conductivity cells, (2) the use of open tubular columns rather than packed columns, and (3) programmed temperature gas chromatography have increased the instrument's ability to analyze trace elements, complex mixtures, and samples of a wide-boiling nature. In this paper some present applications are reviewed, and applications to stream analysis, and determinations of vapor-liquid ratio, knock characterisitcs, inhibitors, and composition of crude oil are suggested.

    Keywords:

    gas chromatography, chemical analysis, programmed temperature gas chromatography, ionization counters, vaporliquid ratio, inhibitors, knock characteristics


    Author Information:

    Dietz, J. M.
    Division Head, Sinclair Refining Co., Harvey, Ill.


    Paper ID: STP47144S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP47144S


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