ASTM D1510 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Carbon Black—Iodine Adsorption Number

    Active Standard ASTM D1510 | Developed by Subcommittee: D24.21

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    ASTM D1510

    Significance and Use

    4.1 The iodine adsorption number is useful in characterizing carbon blacks. It is related to the surface area of carbon blacks and is generally in agreement with nitrogen surface area. The presence of volatiles, surface porosity, or extractables will influence the iodine adsorption number. Aging of carbon black can also influence the iodine number.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the iodine adsorption number of carbon black.

    1.1.1 Method A is the original test method for this determination and Method B is an alternate test method using automated sample processing and analysis.

    1.2 The iodine adsorption number of carbon black has been shown to decrease with sample aging. New SRB HT Iodine Standards have been produced that exhibit stable iodine number upon aging. One or more of these SRB HT Iodine Standards are recommended for daily monitoring (x-charts) to ensure that the results are within the control limits of the individual standard. Use all SRB HT Iodine Standards for standardization of iodine testing (see Section 8) when target values cannot be obtained.

    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.


    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

    D1799 Practice for Carbon Black--Sampling Packaged Shipments

    D1900 Practice for Carbon Black--Sampling Bulk Shipments

    D4483 Practice for Evaluating Precision for Test Method Standards in the Rubber and Carbon Black Manufacturing Industries

    D4821 Guide for Carbon Black--Validation of Test Method Precision and Bias

    E969 Specification for Glass Volumetric (Transfer) Pipets

    European Standards

    ISO/EN/DIN8655-3 Piston-operated volumetric apparatus - Part 3: Piston burettes


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 83.040.20 (Rubber compounding ingredients)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12171603(Carbon black)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1510

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