Test Methods for Vehicle Exhaust Hydrocarbon Speciation

This page last reviewed April 28, 2017

For question or comments related to the individual SOPS (Standard Operating Procedures) listed below, please contact Richard Ling, Air Resources Supervisor I, Southern Laboratory Branch at (626) 575-6898.  The links below provide access to individual methods in the QC Manual in PDF format. The hypertext link specifies the file size of each file format for each test method.

Test Method Title  PDF  Last
Revision Date
MLD 101 Procedure for the Analysis of Automotive Exhaust for Methanol and Ethanol 80k January 2005
MLD 102 / 103 Procedure for the Determination of C2 to C12 Hydrocarbons in Automotive Exhaust Samples by Gas Chromatography 326k March 15, 2007
MLD 104 Determination of  Aldehyde and Ketone Compounds in Automotive Source Samples by High Performance Liquid Chromatography 104k April 1, 2006
MLD 119 Procedure for the  Direct Determination of Total Non-Methane Hydrocarbons and Methane in Motor Vehicle Exhaust Using Cryogenic Preconcentration and Flame Ionization Detection 108k May 2001
MLD 120A Procedure for the Analysis of C3 to C12 Hydrocarbons in Automotive Exhaust by Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry 37k April 1, 1998
MLD 127 Procedure for Motor Vehicle Emission Data Management 2038k July 2003
MLD 136 Procedure for Determination of Nitrous Oxide in Automotive Exhaust by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy 766k November 2004
MV-AEROSOL-139 Procedure for Organic Carbon and Elemental Carbon (OC/EC) Analysis of Vehicular Exhaust Particulate Matter (PM) on Quartz Filters 226k September 2011
MV-AEROSOL-142 Procedure for the Analysis of Particulate Anions and Cations in Motor Vehicle Exhaust by Ion Chromatography 352k July 1, 2015
MV-AEROSOL-144 Procedure for the Determination of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Particulate Matter Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry 183k June 2014
MV-AEROSOL-145 Procedure for the Determination of Particulate Matter (PM) Mass Collected on Filters 311k June 11, 2015
MLD 148 Procedure for the Analysis of C3 to C12 Hydrocarbons in Automotive Exhaust by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with Pre-Concentration System 130k March 2009
MV-AEROSOL-152 Procedure for the Determination of Trace Elements in Particulater Matter Emitted from Motor Vehicle Exhaust Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) 443k March 30, 2017
MV-AEROSOL-155 Procedure for Preparation and Handling of Aerosol Sampling Media 60k February 1, 2016
MV-AEROSOL-156 Procedure for Determining the Composition of Elements in Particulate Matter from Motor Vehicle Exhaust by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Spectrocopy 222k December 1, 2016
MV-AEROSOL-158 Standard Operating Procedure - Particulate Matter (PM) Sample Collection 1806k October 1, 2014