Analytical Instrumentation

Understanding the Effects of Silicon Contamination

Oct 21 2019

Author: X Ray Optical Systems (XOS) on behalf of X Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

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Refiners throughout the petroleum and biofuels industry are taking a closer look at the dangers of silicon in gasoline and ethanol. Silicon is a contaminant and, depending on where the contamination occurs along the supply chain, the repercussions can range from engine problems for gasoline end users, to possible poisoning of naphtha hydrotreater catalysts at the refinery level.

Read our whitepaper to understand the effects of silicon contamination in the refining process.

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