ASTM D3606 / D4815 – Benzene and Toluene, Ethers and Alcohols in Gasoline

Analyzer Description

2-valve, 4-column (micro-packed and capillary), auxiliary oven, TCD / FID
Sample type:
Finished motor and aviation gasoline
Components separated:
ASTM D3606: Benzene, toluene
ASTM D4815: MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, n-propanol, isobutanol, tert-butanol, sec-butanol, n-butanol, tert-amylalcohol
Concentration range:
ASTM D3606: 0.1 to 5 vol% for benzene, 2 to 20 vol% for toluene
ASTM D4815: 0.1 to 20 wt% for individual ethers, 0.1 to 12 wt% for individual alcohols
Methods met:
ASTM D3606, D4815, Wasson-ECE 255

Typical Chromatogram

D4815 Chromatogram
D3606 Chromatogram

Key Features and Benefits

  • The Wasson-ECE auxiliary oven allows for simultaneous analysis of both methods
  • Multiple configurations are possible including the addition of ASTM D5580 to the same instrument