ASTM D5600 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Trace Metals in Petroleum Coke by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

    Active Standard ASTM D5600 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.02


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    ASTM D5600

    Significance and Use

    The presence and concentration of various metallic elements in a petroleum coke are major factors in determining the suitability of the coke for various end uses. This test method provides a means of determining the concentrations of these metallic elements in a coke sample.

    The test method provides a standard procedure for use by buyer and seller in the commercial transfer of petroleum coke to determine whether the petroleum coke meets the specifications of the purchasing party.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the analysis for commonly determined trace metals in test specimens of raw and calcined petroleum coke by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy.

    1.2 Elements for which this test method is applicable are listed in Table 1. Detection limits, sensitivity, and optimum ranges of the metals will vary with the matrices and model of spectrometer.

    1.3 This test method is applicable only to samples containing less than one mass % ash.

    1.4 Elements present at concentrations above the upper limit of the working ranges can be determined with additional, appropriate dilutions.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.6 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

    D346 Practice for Collection and Preparation of Coke Samples for Laboratory Analysis

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101604(Coke)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5600-09

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