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Van Krevelen diagram


Van Krevelen diagrams are graphical plots developed by Dirk Willem van Krevelen (chemist and professor of fuel technology at the TU Delft) that are used to assess the origin and maturity of kerogen and petroleum.

The diagram cross-plots the hydrogen:carbon (hydrogen index) as a function of the oxygen:carbon (oxygen index) atomic ratios of carbon compounds.

  1. Van Krevelen, D.W. (1950). "Graphical-statistical method for the study of structure and reaction processes of coal", Fuel, 29, 269-84


Since element ratios are plotted only annotated features are considered.




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Steffen Heuckeroth

Last update: May 28, 2024 10:58:23