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Analysis of diesel samples using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GCXGC/TOFMS) to better understand the chemistry of their lubricating properties

Elize Smit
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 30, No 1 | a109 | DOI: | © 2011 Elize Smit | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2011 | Published: 22 November 2011

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Elize Smit, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Lubricity is the ability of a substance to prevent wear in a system where metal surfaces are in close contact. Diesel fuel injection systems rely on the fuel itself for lubrication. GCXGC/ TOFMS and multivariate statistics were used to investigate which chemical classes in a diesel fuel contribute to its lubricity.


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