Does method 10050 for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) react with C6-C36 aliphatic hydrocarbons?

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Document ID TE3669

Published Date

Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
Does method 10050 for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) react with C6-C36 aliphatic hydrocarbons?
Summary
Method 10050 for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) for C6-C36 aliphatic hydrocarbons
Answer
TPH method 10050 is designed to be used for aromatic hydrocarbons, not aliphatic hydrocarbons, so these will not be detected using this method. For aliphatic compounds, there is not a noticeable response in the assay about C6 .