Accession Number : AD0762177

Title :   Detection of Nitrate-Type Ignition Improver in Diesel Fuel.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COATING AND CHEMICAL LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Esposito,George G.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The report describes a new analytical test method for the detection of additive levels of nitrate-type cetane improvers in diesel fuel. The procedure employs a high temperature saponification followed by a sensitive spot test for nitrates. The method is relatively uninvolved and it is applicable to diesel fuel containing any of the four commonly used nitrate-type ignition improvers. The proposed method is recommended as a screening test for diesel fuel inspection test procedures that are affected by the presence of cetane improvers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIESEL ENGINES, FUEL ADDITIVES), (*FUEL ADDITIVES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), NITRATES, AMINES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE