Triple Quadrupole ICP-MS and ICP-OES Fingerprinting of Up to 57 Trace and Minor Elements in Crude Oil Using a Single Sample Preparation Method
The presence of trace and minor elements in crude oil provides a means for understanding the geological history of oil formation, including oil-oil and oil-source rock correlation, maturation of organic matters and aspects of the depositional environment of source rocks. Some of these elements are also important in the refining process, as they can act as catalyst poisons, cause fouling or promote corrosion. Certain elements are also hazardous to the environment when oil spills occur or petroleum products enter into drainage systems.
For these reasons, the precise measurement and mapping of elemental concentrations in crude oil is of immense significance to exploration, refining and environmental sciences. In this webinar, we will show how, through the application of both Triple Quadrupole -ICP-MS, ICP-OES analytical techniques and a single microwave digestion sample preparation technique, it is now possible to detect up to 57 elements in crude oils.