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SwRI conducts chemical analyses of fuels, lubricants, and additives.

When standard or conventional tests are inadequate or not applicable, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) employs a variety of special chemical and physical techniques. Concepts, product ideas, application technology, and the nature and use of finished products remain confidential.

Laboratory Instruments & Equipment for Specialized Testing

  • Differential scanning calorimeter
  • Thermal gravimetric analyzer
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
  • GC, GC/MS
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • High-performance liquid chromatograph
  • UV-visible spectrophotometer
  • Inductively coupled plasma analyzer
  • Supercritical fluid chromatograph
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • X-ray diffraction spectrometer

Related Terminology

alternative fuel  •  specialized testing  •  fuel research  •  fuel analysis  •  chemical fuel analysis  •  fuel research and development  •  fuel characterization

International Alternative Fuel Technology Center (IAFTC),
Robert Burrahm, Assistant Director, Office of Automotive Engineering, 210-522-3064,

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.