Subcommittee A has noted there are no Methods for the Analysis of Methanol in M-85 gasoline. Subcommittee A request to D0204 for a method resulted in the development of the Method. Method D5797 is being balloted where the reference to D4815 as a method for Methanol is being eliminated. The reference to D4815 has been removed since this method was not originally tested for precision at the 85% level.A method has been developed and is in the process of write up as presented in the Subcommittee (D0204-L) meeting in June 2012. The method covers the span of 10 to 99% methanol in blended gasoline.
The standards is important since M85 will become in the near future as a commercial fuel. It has been used for at least 15 years.However recent discoveries of Natural Gas has recalled the easy pathways from Natural Gas to Methanol.This method will be used by refineries who eventually blend gasoline and Methanol at the 85% level.Analytical labs as well as all those involved in the production of methanol for blending.
Analysis of Methanol in gasoline:M85, :chromatographic analysis Methanol
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