ASTM E878 - 12

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Titanium in Iron Ores and Related Materials by Diantipyrylmethane Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry

    Active Standard ASTM E878 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is intended to be used for compliance with compositional specifications for titanium 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 titanium in iron ores, concentrates, and agglomerates in the compositional range from 0.01 % to 6.0 % titanium.

    Note 1—As used in this test method (except as related to the term relative standard deviation), percent or % refers to mass fraction (wt/wt) of the form 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 test method has been evaluated in accordance with Practice E1601 and Guide E1763. Unless otherwise noted in 13, the lower limit in the scope of each method specifies the lowest analyte content that may be analyzed with acceptable error (defined as a nominal 5 % risk of obtaining a 50 % or larger relative difference in results on the same test sample in two laboratories).

    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.


    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

    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); 41115403(Spectrometers)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E0878-12

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E878-12, Standard Test Method for Determination of Titanium in Iron Ores and Related Materials by Diantipyrylmethane Ultraviolet Spectrophotometry , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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