ASTM D512 - 12

    Standard Test Methods for Chloride Ion In Water

    Active Standard ASTM D512 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.01


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    Significance and Use

    Chloride ion is under regulation in waste water, and must, therefore, be measured accurately. It is highly detrimental to high-pressure boiler systems and to stainless steel, so monitoring is essential for prevention of damage. Chloride analysis is widely used as a tool for estimating the cycles of concentration, such as in cooling tower applications. Processing waters and pickling solutions used in the food processing industries also require dependable methods of analysis for chloride.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the determination of chloride ion in water, wastewater (Test Method C only), and brines. The following three test methods are included:

    Sections

    Test Method A (Mercurimetric Titration)7 to14
    Test Method B (Silver Nitrate Titration)15 to 21
    Test Method C (Ion-Selective Electrode Method)22 to 29

    1.2 Test Methods A, B, and C were validated under Practice D2777 77, and only Test Method B conforms also to Practice D2777 86. Refer to Sections 14, 21, and 29 for further information.

    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. For a specific hazard statement, see 26.1.1.

    1.5 A former colorimetric test method was discontinued. Refer to Appendix X1 for historical information.


    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

    D1066 Practice for Sampling Steam

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Test Methods of Committee D19 on Water

    D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits

    D4127 Terminology Used with Ion-Selective Electrodes

    D5810 Guide for Spiking into Aqueous Samples

    D5847 Practice for Writing Quality Control Specifications for Standard Test Methods for Water Analysis

    E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D0512-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D512-12, Standard Test Methods for Chloride Ion In Water, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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