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Multidimensional gas chromatography using planar microfluidic devices for the characterization of chlorinated degreasers in marine gas oil

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Gras, R and Shellie, RA and Cortes, H and Luong, J, Multidimensional gas chromatography using planar microfluidic devices for the characterization of chlorinated degreasers in marine gas oil, LCGC Europe: solution for separation scientists, 26, (8) pp. 450-454. ISSN 1471-6577 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

The presence of chlorinated hydrocarbons such as trichloroethylene [CAS 79-01-6] and tetrachloroethylene [CAS 127-18-4] in marine fuels, including gas oil, can lead to accelerated corrosion to fuel pumps, valves and, ultimately, catastrophic engine failures. The two chlorinated compounds mentioned previously are used extensively as highly effective degreasers of metal parts in the automotive and other metal-working industries. The presence of these compounds in marine fuels can arise from cross-contamination of blending fuels with cutter stocks of unregulated quality, or illegal disposal of chemical waste in fuel. A practical gas chromatographic approach has been successfully developed for the accurate measurement of these compounds using a five-port planar microfluidic device configured as a Deans switch for multidimensional gas chromatography (MDGC) with a flame ionization detector (FID).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:Shellie, RA (Associate Professor Robert Shellie)
Author:Cortes, H (Dr Hernan Cortes)
Author:Luong, J (Mr Jim Luong)
ID Code:85927
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Austn Centre for Research in Separation Science
Deposited On:2013-08-15
Last Modified:2014-05-08
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