Below is a summary of the upcoming article "Novel Detector Dramatically Simplifies PIONA Analysis" appearing in Petro Industry News this October. You can read the article that introduced PIONA+ or continue reading the summary of its update below:
VUV Analytics’ first released application of VUV Analyze, called VUV PIONA+, uses GC-VUV to improve detailed and bulk classification analysis of petroleum-based fuels. The result is the potential for GC-VUV to significantly reduce the complexity or run times compared to existing ASTM methods for fuel analysis, as well as the potential of combining information obtained using multiple methods. The VUV PIONA+ method results in a per-measurement information set that would typically require implementation of multiple ASTM methods (e.g. D5769, D5580, D1319, D6550, D3606, D4815, D5599, D5845) while being inherently more robust and production-worthy than the more comprehensive ASTM gasoline methods.