ASTM E841 - 12a

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Copper in Iron Ores and Related Materials by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM E841 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    In the making of iron and steel during the reduction of iron ores, copper forms alloy with iron and steel hence the necessity of determining the copper content for metallurgical consideration.

    This test method is intended to be used for compliance with compositional specifications for copper content. It is assumed that all who use these procedures 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 and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Appropriate quality control practices must be followed, such as those described in Guide E882.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of copper in iron ores, concentrates, agglomerates, and related materials in the concentration range from 0.003 % to 1 %.

    Note 1—As used in this test method (except as related to the term relative standard deviation, % refers to a mass fraction (wt / wt %) (g/100g).

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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.


    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

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

    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

    E276 Test Method for Particle Size or Screen Analysis at No. 4 (4.75-mm) Sieve and Finer for Metal-Bearing Ores and Related Materials

    E663 Practice for Flame Atomic Absorption Analysis

    E877 Practice for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Iron Ores and Related Materials for Determination of Chemical Composition

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory

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

    E1763 Guide for Interpretation and Use of Results from Interlaboratory Testing of Chemical Analysis Methods


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.060.10 (Iron ores)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101601(Iron ore)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0841-12A

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