ASTM E536 - 08

    Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc and Zinc Alloys

    Active Standard ASTM E536 | 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 zinc metals and alloys are primarily intended as referee methods to test such materials for compliance with compositional specifications. 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 zinc and zinc alloys having chemical compositions within the following limits:

    ElementConcentration Range, %
    Aluminum0.005 to 4.5
    Cadmium0.001 to 0.5
    Copper0.001 to 1.3
    Iron0.001 to 0.1
    Lead0.001 to 1.6
    Magnesium0.001 to 0.1
    Tin0.001 to 0.1

    1.2 These test methods appear as follows:

    Sections
    Aluminum by the EDTA Titrimetric Method (0.5 to 4.5 %) 10-17
    Aluminum, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, and Magnesium by the
    Atomic Absorption Method
    18-28

    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 Section 6.


    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    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

    E55 Practice for Sampling Wrought Nonferrous Metals and Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

    E88 Practice for Sampling Nonferrous Metals and Alloys in Cast Form for Determination of Chemical Composition

    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

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.60 (Lead, zinc, tin and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101719(Zinc)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0536-08

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