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Analysis of Chitin in Contaminated Fuels
Final rept. Dec 1973-Jul 1975
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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A test method is described for indicating an early stage of biodegradation fouling of hydrocarbon fuels by fungi and for chemically differentiating a massive fungus contamination from a nonbiological one. The test results may be used to differentiate between corrosion caused by fungi and from other origins. The test method is based on the chemical analysis of chitin, a polymer of N-acetylglucosamine, which is a cell wall constituent of most fungi.
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