Basic Information
Abstract Number: 220-7    
Author Name: Zhuangzhi Max Wang Affiliation: Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Session Title: New Developments in Analytical Instrumentation and Software
Event Type: Sunday Poster
Event Title: Improvement of ASTM D-5769 by GCMS High Concentration Tuning and Automated Data Processing
Presider(s):   Start Time: ( Slot # 7 )
Date: Sunday, March 11th, 2012 Location: Valencia Room, W415
Keywords: Fuels\Energy\Petrochemical, Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Gasoline

Taylor, Clifford MShimadzu Scientific Instruments
Whitney, Richard RShimadzu Scientific Instruments

Abstract Content
Method ASTM D-5580 is a standard GCMS method to determine aromatics in finished motor gasoline or ethanol blends. However, the intrinsic high sensitivity of mass spectrometry usually gives rise to a limited linear range that makes it difficult to meet the requirements of method ASTM D-5769. The GCMS-QP2010 Ultra, a new single transmission quadruple GCMS, allows for tuning the instrument in a “high concentration” mode that is suitable for ASTM D-5769 type of analysis without making any hardware compromises. In addition, newly-improved software is now capable of automated data acquisition, processing and reporting. These new features have greatly enhanced method robustness and efficiency, providing an efficient total solution of running ASTM D-5769.