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Test Method to Assist in Sulfur Determination

January/February 2008
Update

Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals

Test Method to Assist in Sulfur Determination

Chemical plants and contract and research laboratories will all be likely users of a new ASTM International standard, D 7183, Test Method for Determination of Total Sulfur in Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals by Ultraviolet Fluorescence. D 7183 was developed by Subcommittee D16.04 on Instrumental Analysis, part of ASTM International Committee D16 on Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals.

“This test method is used to analyze sulfur in aromatic hydrocarbons,” says Ralph Brooks, laboratory development manager, Amspec. “In the manufacturing of hydrocarbons, we must be able to see sulfur concentrations of less that 1 mg/kg or the sulfur will destroy the catalyst, which is very expensive.”

Brooks notes that Committee D16 always seeks more participation in their subcommittees. “We are looking for all types of participants, including manufacturers, vendors and users,” says Brooks.

CONTACT

Technical Information: Ralph Brooks, Amspec, Galena Park, Texas

Phone: 713/330-1000

ASTM Staff: Nancy Morrissey

Phone: 610/ 832-9736