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Motion sensitivity of flame ionization detectors

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dc.contributor.author Gularte, Ronald Carl
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-15T20:22:08Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-15T20:22:08Z
dc.date.issued 1972-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/1225
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Ocean Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution May, 1972 en
dc.description.abstract A portable gas chromatograph, using a single flame ionization detector, was constructed. The unit was tested for response to surge, sway and heave accelerations up to 0.3g. Also the detector's response was studied for roll and pitch up to 25 degrees with periods ranging from 3 to 20 seconds. The effect on the detector's response of variation in hydrocarbon concentrations in the parts per million range was investigated and response increased with increasing concentration. Samples containing 1, 10, 100, 1000, and 10,000 parts per million dodecane were analyzed, and under the higher accelerations trace distortion was evident for concentrations below 10 parts per million. Stationary isothermal chromatograms of a normal alkane sample (nC6 - nC32) were compared with those obtained under the various test conditions and no detectable difference in peak area (which represented approximately 1 microgram of the particular hydrocarbon) or retention time was evident. The limits of detection for the Aerograph detector were found to be 21.8 x 10-6 mg/sec for a 30 degree roll, 29.1 x 10-6mg/sec for 20 degree pitching and 21.8 x 10-6 mg/sec for a 0.6g heave acceleration. For the range of translational and angular accelerations that might be expected on a platform at sea, it was found that medium resolution gas chromatography using a flame ionization detector can be conducted, but in the trace analysis region, trace distortion can be expected. en
dc.description.sponsorship Prepared for NOAA under Grant 2-35252 Office of Sea Grant Programs. en
dc.format.extent 28879343 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-72-52 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Theses en
dc.subject Gas chromatography en
dc.subject Flame ionization detector en
dc.subject Detector motion sensitivity en
dc.title Motion sensitivity of flame ionization detectors en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/1225


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