Accession Number : AD0684591

Title :   ATOMIC FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS AND THE AIR FORCE SPECTROMETRIC OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 64-Dec 68,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Winefordner,J. D. ; Ruigh,William L. ; Davis,William O.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Methods are being developed to improve analysis of trace wear metals in lubricating oil, directed toward detecting incipient mechanical failures. This report contains: (1) A survey of AFOSR-supported research and the application of this research to methods used by the Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program (SOAP) of the Air Force for wear metal analysis; (2) 'New Atomic Spectroscopic Methods for Trace Analysis describing development of atomic fluorescence spectrometry as a new method of ultra trace element analysis, and its relationship to SOAP.

Descriptors :   (*LUBRICANTS, CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION), (*ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, LUBRICANTS), FLUORESCENCE, METALS, WEAR RESISTANCE

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE