Direct LSC method for determination of bio-origin by C-14 measurement
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The aim of the research was to test the generalized direct liquid scintillation spectrometry (LSC) method for bio-origin determination by measurement of C-14. Examples of diversified items with known and unknown bio-origin were measured by liquid scintillation counting and analyzed by procedures, developed for fuel samples. Bio-origin of fuels, lubricants and monomer resins were successfully determined via direct LSC method after simple sample preparation with acceptable accuracy and trueness despite their diversity in color, viscosity, density or chemical composition.
KeywordsDirect LSC method Biolubricants Biofuels Monomer resins Quench
Authors would like to thank company Melamin d.o.o. (Kočevje, Slovenia) for their generous donation of samples, their support and interest for cooperation in research field. The special thanks goes also to the National Customs Laboratory of Slovenia which initiated our interest to fuels and made our participation on the inter-laboratory comparisons possible.
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