ASTM WK56841

    New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Multielement Analysis of Crude Oils Using Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES)

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    1. Scope

    The determination of Ni, V, Fe and other elements in crude oil and other heavy fuels.


    Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MP-AES):Multielement analysis:crude oil:fuel oil:marine fuel oil


    This standard would benefit the industry by providing a safer means of elemental analysis because it does not require acetylene for operation. In addition, the sample procedure does not require digestion nor ashing prior to introduction into the MP-AES. This new technology has been very accepted by the industry and there is a strong demand for a standardized test for this technique.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    George Gonzalez


    D02.03 (19-03)

    Negative Votes Need Resolution