Nitrogen, Oxygen, Argon Composition Analysis—New Chromatographic Methods

  • G. M. Wilson
  • P. J. Fennema
  • C. J. Sterner
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 9)


During the course of an experimental study of the liquid-vapor equilibria of the nitrogen-oxygen-argon system [1, 2], it was found desirable to develop a rapid and accurate method for the analysis of equilibrium samples. After consideration of a number of possible analytical methods, such as chemical reactions for nitrogen and oxygen [3, 4] or mass spectrometry [5], gas chromatography was selected as the most likely to provide an acceptable technique.


Liquid Oxygen Flow Control Valve Partition Liquid Partition Column Nitrogen Peak 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Wilson
    • 1
  • P. J. Fennema
    • 1
  • C. J. Sterner
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.AlientownUSA

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