Active Standard ASTM E278 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02
Book of Standards Volume: 03.05
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Significance and Use
This test method is intended to be used for compliance with compositional specifications for phosphorus content. It is assumed that all who use these procedures will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Appropriate quality control practices shall be followed, such as those described in Guide E882.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of phosphorus in iron ores, concentrates, and agglomerates.
1.2 This test method covers the determination of phosphorus in the concentration range from 0.01 % to 1.00 %.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 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.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
E877 Practice for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Iron Ores and Related Materials for Determination of Chemical Composition
E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory
ICS Number Code 73.060.10 (Iron ores)