Total Sulfur Levels in Refined Petroleum Products of Southwestern Nigeria Using UV/VIS Spectrophotometer

Olatunji, O. S and Jimoda, L. A and Fakinle, B. S and Adeniran, J. A and Sonibare, J. A (2015) Total Sulfur Levels in Refined Petroleum Products of Southwestern Nigeria Using UV/VIS Spectrophotometer. Petroleum Science and Technology, 33. pp. 102-109. ISSN 1091-6466

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Abstract

This study employed turbidimetric method using a UV/VIS spectrophotometer to determine the total sulfur levels of refined petroleum products in Southwestern Nigeria. The sulfur concentrations in the analyzed fuel samples were 0.0019–0.0178 wt% and 0.027–0.169 wt% for gasoline and diesel, respectively. Sulfur levels in the selected samples were below the Nigerian standard for gasoline and diesel while 89.9% of the samples exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standard. The turbidimetric method showed better performance than the gravimetric method. The results gave insight into the adverse environmental impact the nonuniform quality of fuels imported could pose to the country.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Depositing User: Dr B. S Fakinle
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 16:35
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 16:35
URI: http://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/731

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