ASTM D2854 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Apparent Density of Activated Carbon

    Active Standard ASTM D2854 | Developed by Subcommittee: D28.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    This test method provides a method for determining the packed density of a bed of granular activated carbon. Determination of the packed density is essential when designing vessels to hold the material and for ordering purposes when procuring materials to fill existing vessels.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the apparent density of granular activated carbon. For purposes of this test method, granular activated carbon is defined as a minimum of 90 % being larger than 80 mesh.

    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

    D2862 Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Granular Activated Carbon

    D2867 Test Methods for Moisture in Activated Carbon

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E542 Practice for Calibration of Laboratory Volumetric Apparatus


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.30 (Chemical reagents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101522(Activated carbon)


    DOI: 10.1520/D2854-09

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