Organic chloride in naphtha fraction of crude oil distillation according to ASTM D8150


The content of organic chloride in crude oil is determined according to ASTM D8150 in the naphtha fraction after distillation. The naphtha fraction is whashed with caustic and water, respectively, to remove hydrogen sulfide and inorganic halides. Here, the determination of organic chloride after inline combustion is presented. Although the sulfur content was of no interest in this application, the same setup allows sulfur quantification.