ASTM E806 - 08

    Standard Test Method for Carbon Tetrachloride and Chloroform in Liquid Chlorine by Direct Injection (Gas Chromatographic Procedure)

    Active Standard ASTM E806 | Developed by Subcommittee: E15.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.05


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    ASTM E806

    Significance and Use

    CCl4 and CHCl3 may be present in trace amounts in liquid chlorine. The use of chlorine to purify water would then transfer these compounds to the water. Therefore, when the concentrations of the CCl4 and CHCl3 in the liquid chlorine are known, the maximum amounts contributed to the water by the chlorine can be estimated.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is designed for the determination of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and chloroform (CHCl3) in liquid chlorine. The lower limit of detection is dependent on the sample size and the instrument used; five ppm (w/w) is achievable.

    1.2 Review the current material safety data sheet (MSDS) for detailed information concerning toxicity, first aid procedures, and safety precautions.

    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. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 7 and in 9.2.3.


    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

    E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

    Federal Standard

    173.315 Compressed Gases in Cargo Tanks and Portable Tank Containers

    Other Document

    ChlorineInstitutePam Liquid Chlorine Available from The Chlorine Institute Inc., 70 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018.


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12140000(Elements and gases)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0806-08

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