The Identification of Organic Compounds in Oil Shale Retort Water by GC and GC-MS
A separation scheme is presented for the analysis of oil shale retort water by gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography — mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The scheme is based on liquid-liquid extraction, silica chromatography, argentation chromatography and alumina chromatography. Resulting fractions can be resolved by GC and GC-MS and several hundred compounds can be identified. Even so a large fraction of retort water contaminants will require new analytical techniques to handle non-volatile and reactive compounds.
KeywordsLawrence Livermore National Laboratory Separation Scheme Methyl Octanoate Silica Chromatography Argentation Chromatography
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