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  • 1 SLOWPOKE-2 Facility at the Royal Military College of Canada K7L 3N6 Kingston Ontario Canada
  • | 2 Queen's University Department of Chemistry K7L 3N6 Kingston Ontario Canada
  • | 3 Royal Military College of Canada Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering K7K 5L0 Kingston Ontario Canada
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Abstract  

Used lubricating oil analysis programs are currently employed by both the military and industry in an attempt to minimize some of the costs associated with equipment failure. The periodic determination of water elements in the lubricant of an oil-wetted system can provide very useful information on the condition or health of the system and an early indication of impending failure. In the present study, the application of Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) to used oil analysis was investigated. The method developed allowed for the determination of fifteen elements (Ag, Al, Cl, Cr, Cu, Fe, In, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Sn, Ti and Zn) associated with engine wear or deterioration. Results obtained for the analysis of used naval diesel oils exhibited good agreement with results obtained by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) methods. A drawback of the NAA procedure is that the determination of Fe, a major wear element in most systems, involves an analysis time of approximately one week.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 1.137
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.360
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 65
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Analytical Chemistry
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Pollution
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Spectroscopy
  • Impact Factor (2018): 1.186
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.408
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 60
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Pollution

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)