Characterization and Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Fuels in Environmental Samples by GC/MS
Final technical rept. Jun 1992-Jun 1993
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE
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The complexity of hydrocarbon fuels and the need for identification of their components in environmental samples has created a need for a more specific analytic method. GCMS was used to identify fuels and mixtures by establishing an n-alkane C6 to C24 normalized ratio profile for each fuel. This data uses concentrations the n-alkanes, C6 to C24, found to be characteristic of petroleum fuels. The n-alkane normalization calculation gives a recognizable ratio pattern which may be used to discriminate between very similar fuels. This method has been used to identify the source of contamination through analyzing environmental samples. Hydrocarbon fuels, Fuel spills, JP4 JP8, N-alkane normalization, GCMS, Jet A.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Water Pollution and Control