ASTM C1069 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Specific Surface Area of Alumina or Quartz by Nitrogen Adsorption

    Active Standard ASTM C1069 | Developed by Subcommittee: C21.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.02


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    Significance and Use

    Both sellers and purchasers of alumina and quartz will find the test method useful to determine the specific surface area and indirectly as a measure of the particle size for material specifications, manufacturing control, and research and development.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the specific surface area of aluminas and silicas used in the manufacture of ceramics. The test method is a general one, permitting the use of any modern commercial nitrogen adsorption apparatus but strictly defining the outgassing procedure. Calculations are based on the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) equation.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E173 Practice for Conducting Interlaboratory Studies of Methods for Chemical Analysis of Metals


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.060.10 (Raw materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C1069-09

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