COMPARISON OF AUTOMOTIVE GASOLINES USING CAPILLARY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY I: COMPARISON METHODOLOGY

Capillary gas chromatography was used to compare the relative concentrations of hydrocarbons in a variety of gasoline samples. It was found that most of the discriminating information is contained in the fraction with a volatility ranging from approximately n-pentane to n-octane. Using the described comparison method, all gasoline samples collected at random were easily distinguished. Gasolines with identical histories (from the same distributor and same lot), once added to a gasoline station residual, were also distinguishable, although not as readily as those samples obtained at random.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

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  • Authors:
    • MANN, D C
  • Publication Date: 1987-5

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  • Accession Number: 00493535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-040 231
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM