Journal of
Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels

  • Abbreviation: J. Pet. Technol. Altern. Fuels
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8560
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPTAF
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 69

Full Length Research Paper

Quality of commercial high speed diesel and its environmental impact

Ghulam Yasin1*, Muhammad Iqbal Bhanger3, Tariq Mahmood Ansari1, Syed Muhammad Sibtain Raza Naqvi2 and Farah Naz Talpur3
  1Department of Chemistry Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 60800, Pakistan. 2Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan, Multan, Pakistan. 3National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 10 January 2012
  •  Published: 31 March 2012



Physico-chemical characteristics such as  American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity, specific gravity, pour point, kinematic viscosity, flash point, copper corrosion, conradson carbon, water and sediments, total sulphur, residue and hydrocarbon contents (saturates, aromatics and polar) of high speed diesel (HSD) collected from Multan regions of Pakistan have been evaluated using standard ASTM procedures. Results have been compared with the standards specifications of European, Indian and Pakistan to assess the quality and environmental impact.


Key words: Quality, sulphur, aromatics, environmental impact