Using the Shimadzu GC System in the Fuel-Grade Ethanol Production Laboratory

In the case of the ethanol production plant, GC analysis is used to determine the total amount of denaturant added to the final ethanol product prior to shipment. This analysis is required in certain ethanol markets. The denaturant, being a petroleum distillate product, can contain hundreds of different compounds. The GC analysis for ASTM D5501 certification measures the amount of methanol, ethanol, and total amount of denaturant as area percents. These area percents are corrected, per the ASTM method, to give corrected volume percentages for these materials.

Content Type:
Application
Document Number:
SSI_GC_Ethanol
Product Type:
Gas Chromatography
Keywords:
Hydrocarbon Processing Industry (Petrochemical, Chemical), Bio Fuels, GC-2010
Language:
English
File Name:
ssi_gc_ethanol.pdf
File Size:
871kb

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