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ASTM D1840 - Naphthalene Hydrocarbons in Aviation Turbine Fuels by Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry


We perform quality testing by ASTM D1840 to determine the total concentration of naphthalene and some other hydrocarbons in jet fuel by UV spectrophotometry. This test method for naphthalene hydrocarbons is one of the tests used to assess the combustion characteristics of aviation turbine fuels of the kerosene boiling range. The naphthalene hydrocarbon content is determined because naphthalenes, when burned, tend to have a relatively larger contribution to a sooty flame, smoke, and thermal radiation than single ring aromatics.

Naphthalene by ASTM D1840 determines, by ultraviolet spectrophotometry, the total concentration of naphthalene, acenaphthene, and alkylated derivatives of these hydrocarbons in jet fuels.

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Sample quantity required: 100 ml

For additional information on this test method or to purchase a copy of the method, please click HERE to open a new window and visit the ASTM website. Learn more about our laboratory's certifications and quality program here.