Contamination Analysis & Purity Analysis

We use a range of techniques to identify and quantify unknowns in liquid and solid hydrocarbon matrices.

These include:

 

ICP-OES: We use ICP to determine metal concentrations to ppm levels in liquid hydrocarbon, biofuel and aqueous matrices. We have a range of test methods available to meet customers needs. 

GC-MS: GC-MS is a powerful problem solving tool for identification of unknown compounds. It is capable of both qualitative and quantitative analysis to ppb concentration. 


GC-FID: We have a range of GC’s dedicated to a variety of testing. For example, we can determine the composition of gas samples including C1-C6 hydrocarbons and permanent gases. We can use DHA/SIMDIS to characterise hydrocarbons from C14-C120 and from C1-C6 by front end GC analysis. The Reformulyzer GC quantitatively determines saturates, olefins, aromatics and oxygenates in spark ignition engine fuels by multidimensional gas chromatography. 

FTIR: FTIR can be used qualitatively to elucidate functional groups present in a sample in a given range (typically 400 – 4000 nm). We can also use FTIR to quantify the percent volume of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) in diesel and biodiesel blends.

Please contact IPL for more information about our diagnostic and analytical capabilities.

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