Qualitative and Quantitative Compositional Analysis of Shale Derived by Gas Chromatography and Combined Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Executive Summary
HARVEY LABS INC CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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As part of its program to insure uninterrupted supplies of diesel marine fuel, The Navy Alternate Fuels Program evaluates the performance characteristics as well as the chemical and physical characteristics of synfuels. Incumbent in this series of evaluations is the need for qualitative and quantitative compositional data for both liquid conventional and synthetic DFMs and their more volatile or headspace components. The objectives of this work were several. 1 Determine the qualitative and quantitative composition of the headspace volatiles at various temperatures for this shale derived DFM. 2 Relate these data to the bulk liquid fuel composition. 3 Evaluate the bulk liquid and headspace components for potential toxicological problems as related to exposure of Navy personnel. 4 Extract from methodology used and developed in this program, a reliable, inexpensive, and representative acceptance protocol with which to evaluate individual lots of conventional DFM and synfuel DFM for volatiles.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy