ASTM D5580 – Analysis of BTEX and Total Aromatics in Gasoline

Analyzer Description

1-valve, 2-column (capillary), FID with optional TCD/FID
Sample type:
Finished gasoline
Components separated:
Benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene, C9 and heavier aromatics, total aromatics
Concentration range:
0.1 to 5 vol% for benzene, 1 to 15 vol% for toluene
0.5 to 10 vol% for individual C8 aromatics
5 to 30 vol% for total C9 and heavier aromatics
10 to 80 vol% for total aromatics
Methods met:
ASTM D5580, Wasson-ECE 252

Typical Chromatogram

D5580 Chromatogram
D5580 Chromatogram

Key Features and Benefits

  • Can be included on the same instrument as many other methods (ASTM D3606, D5580, D5599, etc.)
  • An optional TCD or FID can be installed to monitor the backflush composite