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Determination of gasoline fuel properties by Raman spectroscopy
Author(s): Richard H. Clarke; W. M. Chung; Qiang Wang; Stephen T. DeJesus
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated a correlation between laser Raman scattering features and the octane rating of gasolines and aromatic content of hydrocarbon fuels; our initial success measuring octane and aromatic content is very encouraging and forms the basis for our proposed research program. It is our aim to use this technology to develop an inexpensive, portable, field-deployable device that would allow on-site testing and/or verification of octane labeling of gasoline products at the pump, along with the environmentally significant properties, Reid vapor pressure and aromatic content.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1437, Applied Spectroscopy in Material Science, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45146
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Richard H. Clarke, Boston Advanced Technologies, Inc. (United States)
W. M. Chung, Boston Advanced Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Qiang Wang, Boston Advanced Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Stephen T. DeJesus, Boston Advanced Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1437:
Applied Spectroscopy in Material Science
David D. Saperstein, Editor(s)

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