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Use of absorption spectroscopy for refined petroleum product discrimination
Author(s): Michael Short
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Paper Abstract

On-line discrimination between arbitrary petroleum products is necessary for optimal control of petroleum refinery and pipeline operation and process control involving petroleum distillates. There are a number of techniques by which petroleum products can be distinguished from one another. Among these, optical measurements offer fast, non-intrusive, real-time characterization. The application examined here involves optically monitoring the interface between dissimilar batches of fluids in a gasoline pipeline. After examination of near- infrared and mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform mid-infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was chosen as the best candidate for implementation. On- line FTIR data is presented, verifying the applicability of the technique for batch interface detection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1480, Sensors and Sensor Integration, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46493
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Michael Short, Nova Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1480:
Sensors and Sensor Integration
Peter D. Dean, Editor(s)

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