ASTM E396 - 12e1

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cadmium

    Active Standard ASTM E396 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05

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    Significance and Use

    These test methods for the chemical analysis of cadmium are primarily intended to test such material for compliance with compositional specifications in Specification B440. It is assumed that all who use these test methods 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.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the chemical analysis of cadmium having chemical compositions with the following limits:

    ElementComposition, max, %

    1.2 The test methods appear in the following order:

    Antimony by the Rhodamine B Spectrophotometric Method
    [0.0002 % to 0.0010 %]
    Arsenic by the Molybdenum Blue Spectrophotometric Method
    [0.001 % to 0.005 %]
    Copper by the Neocuproine Spectrophotometric Method [0.002 % to 0.030 %] 10-19
    Copper, Lead, Silver, and Zinc by the Atomic Absorption Method [0.004 % to 0.02 % Cu, 0.01 % to 0.05 % Pb, 0.004 % to 0.02 % Ag
    and 0.01 % to 0.05 % Zn]
    Lead by the Dithizone Spectrophotometric Method [0.001 % to 0.05 %]20-29
    Thallium by the Rhodamine B Spectrophotometric Method
    [0.0003 % to 0.005%]
    Tin by the 8-Quinolinol Spectrophotometric Method [0.0025 % to 0.0150 %]73-82

    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. Specific precautionary information is given in Section 6, 25.8, 35.2, and 35.3.

    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

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.40 (Chemical analysis); 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141707(Cadmium Ca)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0396-12E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E396-12e1, Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Cadmium, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012,

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