ASTM E305 - 13

    Standard Practice for Establishing and Controlling Atomic Emission Spectrochemical Analytical Curves

    Active Standard ASTM E305 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is intended as a fundamental guide for the calibration, standardization, and daily control of the analytical curves for atomic emission spectrometers.

    5.2 It is assumed that this practice will be used by trained operators capable of performing the procedures described herein.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers guidance for establishing and controlling atomic emission spectrochemical analytical curves. The generation of analytical curves and their routine control are considered as separate although interrelated operations. This practice is applicable to atomic emission spectrometers.

    Note 1X-ray emission spectrometric applications are no longer covered by this practice. See Guides E1361 and E1621 for discussion of this technique.

    1.1.1 Since computer programs are readily available to run multiple linear regressions that can be used to generate analytical curves and since most instruments include this feature, this practice does not go into detail on the procedure. However, some recommendations are given on evaluating the equations that are generated.

    1.2 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

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E1329 Practice for Verification and Use of Control Charts in Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1361 Guide for Correction of Interelement Effects in X-Ray Spectrometric Analysis

    E1621 Guide for X-Ray Emission Spectrometric Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115403(Spectrometers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0305

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E305-13, Standard Practice for Establishing and Controlling Atomic Emission Spectrochemical Analytical Curves, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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