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    Importance of Elemental Analysis of Fossil Fuels

    Published: Mar 2014

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    A large number of inorganic elements are present in crude oil, coal, and oil shale materials. Many of them are detrimental to humans and the environment. The effects of these elements are discussed, as well as their fate after fuel utilization. Several other elements are purposely added to petroleum lubricants to enhance their performance in engines.


    trace elements, mercury, sulfur, petroleum products, additives

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.03

    DOI: 10.1520/MONO102012000502

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    ISBN13: 978-0-8031-7044-5