IP 362: Determination of total lead content of gasoline - Atomic absorption spectrophotometry method

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  • Method adopted/last revised: 1993
  • Method reapproved: 2014
  • REF/ISBN: IP362-2936900
  • Status: Current
  • First printed in STM books: April 1993


The method determines the total lead in gasolines containing lead alkyl antiknock compounds. The concentration range is from 0.05 to 0.5 g Pb/litre. The method is not affected by variations in gasoline composition and is independent of lead alkyl type.

NOTE 1: Alternative methods for the determination of lead in gasoline are IP 270-ASTM D3341, Iodine Monochloride Method, IP 248-ASTM D2547, Volumetric Chromate Method, IP 228-ASTM D2599, X-ray Spectrometric Method and IP 352, Non-dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.

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