ASTM WK31071

    New Test Method for Analysis of High Purity Lead Using Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

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    1. Scope

    This test method describes the analysis of Ag, Al, As, Bi, Ca, Cd, Cu, In, Ni, Se, Sb, Te, and Zn in high purity lead alloys using atomic emission spectrometry (AES).

    Manufacturers of lead-acid batteries require that certain elements are below specific quantities of mass fraction in order to have the proper characteristics sought after in the production of the batteries. Certain elements, if found in the original high purity lead for example, are known to reduce the longevity of the manufactured battery. Additionally, lead producers and lead recyclers are required to manufacture high purity lead within these specifications for the lead-acid battery producers.


    elemental analysis; lead; battery; optical emission spectrometry; OES; atomic emission spectrometry; AES; spectrometry;

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Deleon

    Draft Under Development