EPA Method 9075

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EPA Method 9075:
TEST METHOD FOR TOTAL CHLORINE IN NEW AND USED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS BY X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SPECTROMETRY (XRF)

Summary:
A well-mixed sample, contained in a disposable plastic sample cup, is loaded into an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer. The intensities of the chlorine K" and sulfur K" lines are measured, as are the intensities of appropriate background lines. After background correction, the net intensities are used with a calibration equation to determine the chlorine content. The sulfur intensity is used to correct for absorption by sulfur.

Scope:
This test method covers the determination of total chlorine in new and used oils, fuels, and related materials, including crankcase, hydraulic, diesel, lubricating and fuel oils, and kerosene. The chlorine content of petroleum products is often required prior to their use as a fuel.