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Petroleum Refining

Ion chromatography is used for several critical cost-saving determinations in the petroleum industry. Applications are focused on preventing serious production problems, such as scale formation, corrosion damage, and accidental environmental releases. Inorganic and organic ions play central roles in each of these problems. Dionex has worked closely with the petroleum industry to develop rapid, proven methods to help avoid production shutdowns. Dionex methods for alkanolamine scrubbers are well accepted and of special interest to refiners and gas processors.

New approaches to non-aqueous samples include speciation of organic halogens in polymers, hydrocarbon intermediates, and crude oil with combustion ion chromatography.