Analysis of F-T gasoline with Gas Chromatography
Authors:Brice Lee, Yang Li
Mentor:Chan Seung Park, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California Riverside
F-T (Fischer-Tropsch) gasoline is one of the most essential solutions to the future energy resources. The F-T products are mostly normal paraffin with a wide carbon number distribution from C1 to over C50. Consequently, knowledge of the F-T product class greatly increases the effectiveness of the usual aids. Gas Chromatography (GC) has been used for determining the composition (PIANO: paraffin, isoparaffin, aromatics, napthenes, and olefins) of F-T products. F-T product is identified as 65.78% paraffin, 2.84% isoparaffin, 5.36% aromatics, 1.62% napthenes, and 12.09% olefins. Since there is a limitation of gas chromatography, 12.32% of F-T product could not be identified from gas chromatography.