ASTM D4815 / D5580 – Analysis of Ethers and Alcohols, BTEX and Total Aromatics in Gasoline

Analyzer Description

1-valve, 2-column (micro-packed and capillary), FID with an optional TCD
Sample type:
Finished gasoline
Components separated:
D4815: MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, n-propanol, isobutanol, tert-butanol, sec-butanol, n-butanol, tert-amylalcohol
ASTM D5580: Benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene, C9 and heavier aromatics, total aromatics
Concentration range:
ASTM D4815: 0.1 to 20 wt% for individual ethers, 0.1 to 12 wt% for individual alcohols
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 D4815, ASTM D5580, Wasson-ECE 258

Typical Chromatogram

D4815 Chromatogram
D5580 Chromatogram
D5580 Chromatogram

Key Features and Benefits

  • The same set of columns performs both methods
  • ASTM D3606 may be added to the same instrument