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Significance and Use
5.1 Activity as measured by this test method is basically a measure of the pore volume of the activated carbon sample. This test method is therefore a means of determining the degree of completion of the activation process, hence a useful means of quality control for gas-phase activated carbons. This activity number does not necessarily provide an absolute or relative measure of the effectiveness of the tested carbon on other adsorbates, or at other conditions of operation.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the activation level of activated carbon. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) activity is defined herein as the ratio (in percent) of the weight of CCl4 adsorbed by an activated carbon sample to the weight of the sample, when the carbon is saturated with CCl4 under conditions listed in this test method.
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. Specific hazards statements are given in Section .
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2652 Terminology Relating to Activated Carbon
D2854 Test Method for Apparent Density of Activated Carbon
D2867 Test Methods for Moisture in Activated Carbon
D5742 Test Method for Determination of Butane Activity of Activated Carbon
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
UNSPSC Code 11101522(Activated carbon)
ASTM D3467-04(2014), Standard Test Method for Carbon Tetrachloride Activity of Activated Carbon, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.orgBack to Top