ASTM International - ASTM D3606-99
Standard Test Method for Determination of Benzene and Toluene in Finished Motor and Aviation Gasoline by Gas Chromatography
|Publication Date:||10 April 1999|
|ICS Code (Liquid fuels):||75.160.20|
1.1 This test method provides for the determination of benzene and toluene in finished motor and aviation gasolines by gas chromatography.
1.2 Benzene can be determined between the levels of 0.1 and 5 volume% and toluene can be determined between the levels of 2 and 20 volume%.
1.3 The precision for this test method was determined using conventional gasoline as well as gasolines containing oxygenates (ethers such as methyl tert-butyl ether, ethyl tert-butylether and tert-amylmethylether
1.4 It has been determined that this test method is not applicable to gasolines containing ethanol. Methanol may also cause interference.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Notes 1 through 11.