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Detection of Antistripping Additives with Quick Bottle Test
G. W. Maupin, Jr.
Year: 1980
VTRC No.: 80-R211
Abstract: Several variations of the quick bottle test were evaluated to determine the procedure having the best repeatability. Naphtha was selected over kerosene and white gas as the solvent for use in the test, and room temperature was selected over 140°F as the test temperature. The procedure incorporating these variables was used to test several concentrations of three additives. The results revealed that in some cases the presence of additives was indicated in concentrations considerably less than the dosages specified in the field in Virginia. For this reason, the test is useful to check for the presence of additive, but not to indicate the concentration.