ASTM D4085 - 93(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Metals in Cellulose by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

    Active Standard ASTM D4085 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.36

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Manganese in pulp acts as a catalyst in oxidizing cellulose.

    4.2 Iron in pulp can cause yellowness in rayon fibers and influence cellulose acetate plastics color. Iron also causes problems in photographic and blueprint papers.

    4.3 Copper in pulp can act as a retardant in oxidizing cellulose and can affect viscose ripening. Copper interferes with the dye level of rayon fibers and influences cellulose acetate plastics color.

    4.4 Calcium in pulps can cause problems in processing into acetate, rayon, cellophane, etc. Calcium can create undesirable deposits in viscose spinning and film casting operation. Calcium can influence viscosity control during cellulose acetate manufacture.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the iron, copper, manganese, and calcium content of cellulose pulp from wood or cotton.

    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1348 Test Methods for Moisture in Cellulose

    D3516 Test Methods for Ashing Cellulose

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

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 85.040 (Pulps)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352200(Biochemicals)


    DOI: 10.1520/D4085

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