Identification of fuels

Raman spectroscopy easily differentiates between different fuels by their unique chemical fingerprint


Fuels obtained from the refining of crude oil are ubiquitously used in industry and by end consumers. Modern fuels consist of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons and additives to provide the best quality for the performance and lifetime of combustion engines. The specific formulations of the gasoline types e.g. the admixture of ethanol to Super gasoline are highly regulated not just for technical performance but also petrol taxation. Thus, monitoring the composition of fuels to determine possible adulterations is essential for authorities as well as the quality control departments of manufacturers. With Anton Paar’s Raman spectrometers fuels can be quickly and easily identified.

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