ASTM D848 - 14

    Standard Test Method for Acid Wash Color of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Active Standard ASTM D848 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is suitable for setting specifications on the materials referenced in 1.1. It may also be used as an internal quality control tool and in development or research work.

    5.2 The color developed in the acid layer gives an indication of impurities which if sulfonated would cause the material to be discolored.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the acid wash color of benzene, toluene, xylenes, refined solvent naphthas, and similar industrial aromatic hydrocarbons.

    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. For specific hazard statements, see Sections 8 and 12.1.


    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

    D3437 Practice for Sampling and Handling Liquid Cyclic Products

    D4790 Terminology of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals

    D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    Other Document

    OSHARegulations,29CF paragraphs 1910.1000 and 1910.1200


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.080.15 (Aromatic hydrocarbons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352005(Aromatic or heterocyclic compounds)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0848

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