ASTM D5832 - 98(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Volatile Matter Content of Activated Carbon Samples

    Active Standard ASTM D5832 | Developed by Subcommittee: D28.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    Volatile matter, when determined as herein described, may be used as a relative measure of the extent of carbonization in an activated carbon and the extent of loading of volatile material on an activated carbon that has been used in an adsorption application.

    Combined with other information, the volatile matter of an activated carbon may be useful in evaluating its performance in an adsorption application.

    Other automated methods for the determination of the volatile content of solids, such as using a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), can be used in place of this test method with equally reliable results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the percentage of gaseous products, exclusive of moisture vapor, present in virgin and used activated carbons which are released under specific conditions of the test.

    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

    D2652 Terminology Relating to Activated Carbon

    D2867 Test Methods for Moisture in Activated Carbon

    D3175 Test Method for Volatile Matter in the Analysis Sample of Coal and Coke


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.060.10 (Chemical elements)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101522(Activated carbon)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5832-98R08

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