Accession Number : AD0663816

Title :   PETROLEUM OIL CHARACTERIZATION USING CARBON TYPE ANALYSIS AND INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Lepera,M. E.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The composition of petroleum oil was investigated using carbon type analysis and infrared spectroscopy. Samples of lubricant basestocks from different crude sources, finished engine lubricants, and commercial process oils were obtained for evaluation. Both methods of analysis provided a means to characterize or define hydrocarbon types present in the petroleum oil samples. An absorbance ratio of aromaticity-paraffinicity was subsequently developed to permit a rapid assignment of the relative hydrocarbon composition of petroleum oil samples. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LUBRICANTS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), (*OILS, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), (*HYDROCARBONS, *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY), PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, AROMATIC COMPOUNDS, ALKANES, TEST METHODS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ENGINES, MOTORS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE