ASTM E135 - 14b

    Standard Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    Active Standard ASTM E135 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Definitions given in Section 4 are intended for use in all standards on analytical chemistry for metals, ores, and related materials. The definitions should be used uniformly and consistently. The purpose of this terminology is to promote clear understanding and interpretation of the standards in which definitions are used.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This is a compilation of terms commonly used in analytical chemistry for metals, ores, and related materials. Terms that are generally understood or defined adequately in other readily available sources are either not included or their sources are identified.

    1.2 A definition is a single sentence with additional information included in a discussion.

    1.3 Definitions identical to those published by another standards organization or ASTM committee are identified with the name of the organization or the identifying document and ASTM committee.

    1.4 Definitions specific to a particular field (such as emission spectrometry) are identified with an italicized introductory phrase.


    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

    E1914 Practice for Use of Terms Relating to the Development and Evaluation of Methods for Chemical Analysis

    E2437 Practice for Designing and Validating Performance-Based Test Methods for the Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E2438 Practice for Implementing Standard Performance Based Test Methods for the Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    ISO Standard

    ISOGuide30 Terms and Definitions Used in Connection with Reference Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.71 (Chemical technology (Vocabularies)); 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0135-14B

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E135-14b, Standard Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014, www.astm.org

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