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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE