Accession Number : ADA317177

Title :   JP-8 Composition and Variability.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 94-Feb 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB TYNDALL AFB FL ENVIRONICS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Mayfield, Howard T.

PDF Url : ADA317177

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report is intended to provide information on the chemical composition of JP-8 fuel for use in assessing the impact of this fuel's use. The composition information contained in this report was obtained from a snapshot sampling of JP-8 fuel in use worldwide. Although it was not possible to obtain samples from all JP-8 locations, the samples obtained from regional aerospace fuels laboratories in Italy, Tampa, FL., Dayton, OH, and Mukilteo, WA are expected to include coverage of most worldwide suppliers of this type of fuel. The fuel samples were analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry using a medium high resolution gas chromatographic separation. A large number of the hydrocarbon components in the samples were identified and quantitated using a target compound analysis scheme which combined gas chromatographic and mass spectral information in an effort to ensure the correct compounds were quantitated and that interferences from co-eluting compounds were minimized. In addition to this careful attempt at quantifying most of the hydrocarbon constituents of the fuel, the raw chromatographic peak areas of the total ion chromatograms were examined, and the components responsible for the 100 peaks with the largest average areas were tentatively identified from the mass spectral data

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, *FUELS, *MASS SPECTROMETRY, IONS, PEAK VALUES, TARGETS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, HYDROCARBONS, SAMPLING, ITALY, LABORATORIES, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, MASS SPECTRA, CHROMATOGRAPHS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE