Determination of Olefins in Condensates and Upgraded Bitumen by Gas Chromatography (GC) using a Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) Detector


This presentation will discuss the use of the VUV detector in relation to, detection, identification and deconvolution of olefins to achieve detection limits, method dynamic range and accuracy. Olefins and diolefins are studied because of the affect they can have in the transportation and stability of upgraded bitumen and refined products. Olefins are hard to identify by other analytical methods, and the VUV detector proved to be an excellent choice for the verification and identification of olefins.