MANUAL Published: 08 November 2019

Chapter 29 | Chromatography Methods in the Petroleum Fuels and Lubricants Industry


Once limited to the separation of colored chemical species, chromatography today is a powerful analytical technique for the separation, identification, and quantification of the components of mixtures of gases and liquids. ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants has developed a number of liquid, gas, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, and gel permeation chromatography methods that, along with other ASTM test methods, enable the refining and lubricants industry to characterize highly complex mixtures, such as crude oils, as well as the intermediate and final products of the refining process. This chapter describes these standard test methods and explains the significance of their use.

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Wilkinson, Lawrence
ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Co., Baton Rouge, LA, US
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 1109–1123
DOI: 10.1520/MNL3720150028
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7090-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7089-6