ASTM D5029 - 98(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Water Solubles in Activated Carbon

    Active Standard ASTM D5029 | Developed by Subcommittee: D28.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 In certain applications, the ash, color, conductivity, or pH of the finished activated carbon product may be influenced by the quantity of water solubles it contains. This water solubles test provides a relative indication of the quantity of soluble materials that may be extracted from various activated carbons.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the water soluble content of (unused) granular and powdered activated carbons. Water solubles are materials that can be extracted by distilled water under reflux conditions and are expressed as a percentage of dry carbon weight.

    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

    D2652 Terminology Relating to Activated Carbon

    D2867 Test Methods for Moisture in Activated Carbon

    D3838 Test Method for pH of Activated Carbon

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

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.30 (Chemical reagents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101522(Activated carbon)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D5029-98R14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D5029-98(2014), Standard Test Method for Water Solubles in Activated Carbon, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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