Biodiesel is reliable as an alternative fuel for petroleum diesel. It is crucial and important to analyze biodiesel qualitatively and quantitatively at a high speed, which is a focus issue in the field of analytical chemistry as well. Most analysis of biodiesel can be done through improving and adjusting traditional gas chromatography (GC) method appropriately. The application of GC on biodiesel analysis is introduced. The methods of qualification and quantification of mono-alkyl esters, glycerol and glycerides, methanol, steroids, and the application of GC in transesterafication reaction monitoring, are reviewed and discussed. Also, the prospect of GC development is discussed. It will develop rapidly and become more accurate, more precise, more convenient and faster, the number of material species which can be analyzed at same time will increase as well. Furthermore, it will be increasingly widespread that GC can be used with other technologies together for analysis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Progress in the application of gas chromatography (GC) on biodiesel analysis|
|Original language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2013|