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The Identification of Organic Compounds in Oil Shale Retort Water by GC and GC-MS

  • D. H. Stuermer
  • D. J. Ng
  • C. J. Morris
  • R. R. Ireland

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Separation Scheme Methyl Octanoate Silica Chromatography Argentation Chromatography 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Stuermer
    • 1
  • D. J. Ng
    • 1
  • C. J. Morris
    • 1
  • R. R. Ireland
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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