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Tandem sulfur chemiluminescence and flame ionization detection with planar microfluidic devices for the characterization of sulfur compounds in hydrocarbon matrices

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Luong, J and Gras, R and Shellie, RA and Cortes, HJ, Tandem sulfur chemiluminescence and flame ionization detection with planar microfluidic devices for the characterization of sulfur compounds in hydrocarbon matrices, Journal of Chromatography A, 1297 pp. 231-235. ISSN 0021-9673 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2013.04.080

Abstract

The detection of sulfur compounds in different hydrocarbon matrices, from light hydrocarbon feedstocks to medium synthetic crude oil feeds provides meaningful information for optimization of refining processes as well as demonstration of compliance with petroleum product specifications. With the incorporation of planar microfluidic devices in a novel chromatographic configuration, sulfur compounds from hydrogen sulfide to alkyl dibenzothiophenes and heavier distributions of sulfur compounds over a wide range of matrices spanning across a boiling point range of more than 650C can be characterized, using one single analytical configuration in less than 25 min. In tandem with a sulfur chemiluminescence detector for sulfur analysis is a flame ionization detector. The flame ionization detector can be used to establish the boiling point range of the sulfur compounds in various hydrocarbon fractions for elemental specific simulated distillation analysis as well as profiling the hydrocarbon matrices for process optimization. Repeatability of less than 3% RSD (n = 20) over a range of 0.51000 parts per million (v/v) was obtained with a limit of detection of 50 parts per billion and a linear range of 0.51000 parts per million with a correlation co-efficient of 0.998.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:multidimensional chromatography, sulfur compounds in hydrocarbons, microfluidics
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical Chemistry
Research Field:Separation Science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Luong, J (Mr Jim Luong)
Author:Shellie, RA (Associate Professor Robert Shellie)
Author:Cortes, HJ (Dr Hernan Cortes)
ID Code:85070
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2013-06-13
Last Modified:2014-05-22
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