• Determination of Trace Elements in Biodiesel with the Prodigy ICP

Analytical Instrumentation

Determination of Trace Elements in Biodiesel with the Prodigy ICP

Jan 11 2008

With the high price of crude oil and a growing desire to utilize local resources, bio-diesel products are becoming an attractive alternative to traditional petroleum diesel fuels. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel produced from feedstock such as soy, canola, mustard, sunflower, coconut, palm and cottonseed oils.

Accurate elemental analysis of biodiesel requires analytical methodology that is both sensitive and selective. The Prodigy High Dispersion Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) is ideally suited for the analysis of biodiesel fuels. The Prodigy can determine up to 70 elements in a sample simultaneously in under 30 seconds. With the Prodigy elemental content can be rapidly monitored throughout the entire processing cycle, starting with the raw oil and continuing through to the finished product. Prodigy’s detection limits easily satisfy the requirements of the ASTM standard for biodiesel.
The table above shows concentrations for key elements in a typical To receive a copy of the application note on the analysis of biodiesel with the Prodigy ICP, visit our website at www.leemanlabs.com/resources/applications/index.asp

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