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Precision of the petrochemical process analysis using NIR spectroscopy
Author(s): Timothy M. Davidson; Keith T. DeConde; Rosemary Hake; David H. Tracy; Allen Gantz; Lawrence McDermott
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Paper Abstract

Quantitation of benzene in gasoline is becoming important due to new federal and state regulations. To meet these regulations an on-line analysis method for benzene in gasoline is needed. It has been shown that NIR is an ideal instrument for on-line analytical measurements. We report in this paper an analysis of benzene in synthetic gasoline with a standard error of prediction of 0.22 wt%. Both principal component analysis and partial least squares chemometric calibration methods were used. Both methods gave the same results for the prediction of the validation sample set.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1681, Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis, (14 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137741
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Timothy M. Davidson, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)
Keith T. DeConde, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)
Rosemary Hake, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)
David H. Tracy, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)
Allen Gantz, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)
Lawrence McDermott, Perkin-Elmer Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1681:
Optically Based Methods for Process Analysis
David S. Bomse; Harry Brittain; Stuart Farquharson; Jeremy M. Lerner; Alan J. Rein; Cary Sohl; Terry R. Todd; Lois Weyer, Editor(s)

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