Significance and Use
The presence and concentration of elements in lime and limestone is important in determining product quality and its suitability for various uses. This test method provides a means of measuring the major and trace element concentration in lime and limestone.
1.1 The following test method covers the use of inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AA) in the analysis of major and trace elements in limestone and lime (calcined limestone).
1.2 Table 1 lists some of the elements that can be analyzed by this test method and the preferred wavelengths. Also see U.S. EPA Methods 200.7 and 200.9.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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.
TABLE 1 Elements and Some Suggested WavelengthsA
|Major Elements||ICP Wavelength, nm||AA Wavelength, nm|
|Trace Elements||ICP Wavelength, nm||AA Wavelength, nm|
A The suggested wavelengths may vary for your particular instrument.
B Numbers in parentheses are alternate wavelengths.
C Not recommended or not used.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C51 Terminology Relating to Lime and Limestone (as used by the Industry)
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E863 Practice for Describing Atomic Absorption Spectrometric Equipment
E1479 Practice for Describing and Specifying Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometers
U.S. EPA Standards
Method6010, Inductively Coupled Plasma Method, SW-846, Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste Available from U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
atomic absorption; atomic emission spectroscopy; digestion; dissolution; inductively coupled plasma; lime; limestone; spectrometer; trace elements; Atomic absorption; Atomic emission spectrometry; Digestion; Dissolution; ICP-AES (inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry); Lime materials/applications; Limestone; Spectrometry; Trace elements;
ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)
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