Accession Number : ADA304501
Title : Analysis of Natural Gas by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Nov 94-Dec 95,
Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX TARDEC FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH F ACILITY
Personal Author(s) : Fodor, George E.
PDF Url : ADA304501
Report Date : FEB 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : A fast experimental protocol was established for the simultaneous determination of methane, ethane, propane, and butane in nitrogen from Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra. The method is based on correlations established between known gas compositions and their FT-IR spectra. The spectra were collected in the region of 4,000 to 400/cm through KBr windows in a 100-mm pathlength gas sample cell operating at 100, 300, 500, 700, and 1,000 mm Hg pressure. Correlation between blending partial pressure or GC-based analysis and FT-IR data produced squared correlation coefficients (R2) in excess of 0.98. Total required analytical time is less than 2 minutes. jg p3
Descriptors : *FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, *INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, *NATURAL GAS, NITROGEN, CORRELATION, SYNCHRONISM, METHANE, INFRARED RADIATION, ETHANES, PROPANE, BUTANES, PARTIAL PRESSURE.
Subject Categories : Fuels
Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE