ASTM D3606 / D5580 – Analysis of Benzene and Toluene, BTEX and Total Aromatics 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 D5580: Benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene, C9 and heavier aromatics, total aromatics
Concentration range:
ASTM D3606: 0.1 to 5 vol% for benzene, 2 to 20 vol% for toluene
ASTM D5580: 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 D3606, D5580, Wasson-ECE 256

Typical Chromatogram

D3606 Chromatogram
D5580 Chromatogram
D5580 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 D4815 to the same instrument