Determination of the Sulfur Content of Gasoline from Four Major Fuel Distributors in Dakar

Amadou Kane

Organic Chemistry and Therapeutics Research Team (ECOT), Department of Chemistry, University Alioune Diop de Bambey, Senegal.

Issa Samb *

Organic Chemistry and Therapeutics Research Team (ECOT), Department of Chemistry, University Alioune Diop de Bambey, Senegal.

Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Ndiaye

African Refining Company (SAR), Dakar, Senegal.

Silver Boucar Diouf

African Refining Company (SAR), Dakar, Senegal.

Saloly Ndiaye

African Refining Company (SAR), Dakar, Senegal.

Seydina Cheikhou Omar Ly

African Refining Company (SAR), Dakar, Senegal.

Mohamed Lamine Gaye

Department of Chemistry, University Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar, Senegal.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Sulfur dioxide is an acidifying gaseous pollutant. It contributes to the acidification of the environment. When emitted into the air and in the presence of water, sulfur dioxide forms sulfuric acid, which contributes to the phenomenon of acid rain. Acidifying substances disrupt the composition of air, surface water and soil.

Sulphur dioxide (SOx) emissions are closely linked to the use of fuels containing sulphur, and the maximum permitted sulphur content is one of the most closely monitored fuel parameters. In this article, we determined the sulfur content of gasoline samples taken from four service stations belonging to the most representative groups in terms of light petroleum product distribution in Senegal. The aim is to assess the environmental impact of sulfur dioxide emissions resulting from the use of gasoline by vehicles, and to reduce upstream sulfur content.

Keywords: Sulfur, Sox, energy, gasoline, station


How to Cite

Kane , Amadou, Issa Samb, Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Ndiaye, Silver Boucar Diouf, Saloly Ndiaye, Seydina Cheikhou Omar Ly, and Mohamed Lamine Gaye. 2024. “Determination of the Sulfur Content of Gasoline from Four Major Fuel Distributors in Dakar”. Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences 12 (3):1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajopacs/2024/v12i3226.

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