ASTM E2409 - 20a

    Standard Test Method for Glycol Impurities in Mono-, Di-, Tri- and Tetraethylene Glycol and in Mono- and Dipropylene Glycol(Gas Chromatographic Method)

    Active Standard ASTM E2409 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.14

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Knowledge of the impurities is required to establish whether the product meets the requirements of its specifications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the gas chromatographic determination of glycol impurities in Mono-, Di-, Tri-, and Tetraethylene Glycol (MEG, DEG, TEG, and TetraEG), and in Mono- and Dipropylene Glycol (MPG and DPG).

    1.2 This test method is applicable to MEG, DEG, TEG, and TetraEG with impurities to 3000 mg/kg. The limit of detection (LOD) is 22 mg/kg and the limit of quantitation (LOQ) is 73 mg/kg.

    Note 1: LOD and LOQ were calculated using the lowest level sample in the ILS.

    1.3 This test method is applicable to MPG and DPG to 2.5 %.

    1.4 The following applies for the purposes of determining the conformance of the test results using this test method to applicable specifications, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 7.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E1064 Test Method for Water in Organic Liquids by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration

    Other Document

    Manufacturers’ instruction manuals of gas c


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2409-20A

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2409-20a, Standard Test Method for Glycol Impurities in Mono-, Di-, Tri- and Tetraethylene Glycol and in Mono- and Dipropylene Glycol(Gas Chromatographic Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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