ASTM E53 - 07(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry

    Active Standard ASTM E53 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method for the chemical analysis of copper is primarily intended to test for compliance with compositional specifications. It is assumed that all who use this method 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 This test method covers the chemical analysis of copper having minimum purity of 99.75 % to 99.95 %.

    1.2 This test method covers the electrolytic determination of copper in chemical, electrolytic, and fire refined copper. In this method silver is deposited with the copper, and is reported as copper.

    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 statements are given in 8.4 and Section 9.


    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

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E121 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Tellurium Alloys

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

    E173 Practice for Conducting Interlaboratory Studies of Methods for Chemical Analysis of Metals

    E255 Practice for Sampling Copper and Copper Alloys for the Determination of Chemical Composition

    E1024 Guide for Chemical Analysis of Metals and Metal Bearing Ores by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

    E1601 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate the Performance of an Analytical Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.30 (Chemical analysis of metals); 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141711(Copper Cu); 41113808(Gravimeters)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0053

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E53-07(2013), Standard Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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