Standard Test Method for
Lead In Gasoline By Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy 1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3237; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
This standard has been approved for use by agencies of the Department of Defense.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the total
lead content of gasoline within the concentration range of
0.010 to 0.10 g of lead/U.S. gal (2.5 to 25 mg/L). This test
method compensates for variations in gasoline composition
and is independent of lead alkyl type.
1.2 The values given in grams per U.S. gallon are to be
regarded as the standard in the United States. Note that in other
countries, other units can be preferred.
1.3 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard
statements, see 6.6 and 6.8.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 1193 Specification for Reagent Water2
D 1368 Test Method for Trace Concentrations of Lead in
Primary Reference Fuels3
D 2550 Test Method for Water Separation Characteristics of
Aviation Turbine Fuels4
D 3116 Test Method for Trace Amounts of Lead in Gasoline5
D 4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and
D 6299 Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance
Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System
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