ASTM D7679 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Sulfur Content in Carbon Black Feedstock Oils

    Active Standard ASTM D7679 | Developed by Subcommittee: D24.66

    Book of Standards Volume: 09.01


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Measuring the total sulfur content of feedstock oil is often a necessary component in calculations for sulfur dioxide emissions.

    3.2 The carbon black industry measures sulfur content of feedstock oils along with sulfur content of carbon black products per Test Method D1619 in calculations to determine sulfur dioxide emissions for compliance with governmental reporting requirements.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the instrumental determination of sulfur content in samples of carbon black feedstock oils. Values obtained represent the total sulfur content. Two analysis methods are available for use:

    Test Method A: High-Temperature Combustion With
    Infrared Absorption Detection Procedures

    Sections 4 – 10

    Test Method B: X-Ray Fluorescence

    Sections 13 – 17


    1.2 This test method is applicable to carbon black feedstock oils derived from petroleum, coal, and other sources which include fuel oils, residues, tars, pitches, reclaimed oils, and similar materials that are normally handled as liquids. This test method is applicable to products typically containing 0 to 5 mass % sulfur.

    1.3 The results of these tests can be expressed as mass % sulfur.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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

    D1619 Test Methods for Carbon Black--Sulfur Content

    D4057 Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

    D4177 Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.080 (Petroleum products in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12171603(Carbon black)


    DOI: 10.1520/D7679

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