Catalyst Standards

    ASTM's catalyst standards are instrumental in the testing and chemical analysis of the various forms of catalysts and catalyst carriers used to increase the rate of specific chemical reactions. The test methods and techniques presented in these catalyst standards include hydrofluoric/sulfuric acid decomposition, atomic spectroscopic analysis, potentiometric titration method, microactivity test, volumetric vacuum method, static volumetric measurements, mercury intrusion porosimetry, electronic counting, laser light scattering, nitrogen adsorption by continuous flow method, ammonia chemisorption, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), and elemental analysis by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. These standards are helpful in allowing laboratories and other chemical facilities to examine and assess catalysts to ensure their safe handling and use.

    List of catalyst standards developed by ASTM:


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    Catalytic Properties

    DesignationTitle
    D3907 / D3907M - 13 Standard Test Method for Testing Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts by Microactivity Test
    D4463 / D4463M - 96(2013)e1 Standard Guide for Metals Free Steam Deactivation of Fresh Fluid Cracking Catalysts
    D5154 - 10 Standard Test Method for Determining Activity and Selectivity of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts by Microactivity Test
    D7206 / D7206M - 06(2013)e1 Standard Guide for Cyclic Deactivation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts with Metals

    Chemical Composition

    DesignationTitle
    D1977 - 03(2008) Standard Test Method for Nickel and Vanadium in FCC Equilibrium Catalysts by Hydrofluoric/Sulfuric Acid Decomposition and Atomic Spectroscopic Analysis
    D3610 - 00(2010) Standard Test Method for Total Cobalt In Alumina-Base Cobalt-Molybdenum Catalyst by Potentiometric Titration Method
    D3943 - 10 Standard Test Method for Total Molybdenum in Fresh Alumina-Base Catalysts
    D4481 - 10 Standard Test Method for Total Nickel in Fresh Alumina-Base Catalysts
    D4642 - 04(2010) Standard Test Method for Platinum in Reforming Catalysts by Wet Chemistry
    D4782 - 10 Standard Test Method for Palladium in Molecular Sieve Catalyst by Wet Chemistry
    D5153 - 10 Standard Test Method for Palladium in Molecular Sieve Catalyst by Atomic Absorption
    D7085 - 04(2010)e1 Standard Guide for Determination of Chemical Elements in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)
    D7442 - 08a Standard Practice for Sample Preparation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts and Zeolites for Elemental Analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

    Nomenclature and Definitions

    DesignationTitle
    D3766 - 08(2013) Standard Terminology Relating to Catalysts and Catalysis

    Physical-Chemical Properties

    DesignationTitle
    D3663 - 03(2008) Standard Test Method for Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
    D3908 - 03(2008) Standard Test Method for Hydrogen Chemisorption on Supported Platinum Catalysts by Volumetric Vacuum Method
    D4222 - 03(2008) Standard Test Method for Determination of Nitrogen Adsorption and Desorption Isotherms of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Static Volumetric Measurements
    D4284 - 12 Standard Test Method for Determining Pore Volume Distribution of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry
    D4365 - 13 Standard Test Method for Determining Micropore Volume and Zeolite Area of a Catalyst
    D4567 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Single-Point Determination of Specific Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers Using Nitrogen Adsorption by Continuous Flow Method
    D4641 - 12 Standard Practice for Calculation of Pore Size Distributions of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers from Nitrogen Desorption Isotherms
    D4780 - 12 Standard Test Method for Determination of Low Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Multipoint Krypton Adsorption
    D4824 - 13 Standard Test Method for Determination of Catalyst Acidity by Ammonia Chemisorption
    D4926 - 06(2011) Standard Test Method for Gamma Alumina Content in Catalysts Containing Silica and Alumina by X-ray Powder Diffraction

    Physical-Mechanical Properties

    DesignationTitle
    C515 - 13 Standard Specification for Chemical-Resistant Ceramic Tower Packings
    D4058 - 96(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Attrition and Abrasion of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
    D4164 - 13 Standard Test Method for Mechanically Tapped Packing Density of Formed Catalyst and Catalyst Carriers
    D4179 - 11 Standard Test Method for Single Pellet Crush Strength of Formed Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
    D4180 - 13 Standard Test Method for Vibratory Packing Density of Formed Catalyst Particles and Catalyst Carriers
    D4438 - 13 Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Electronic Counting
    D4464 - 10 Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Catalytic Material by Laser Light Scattering
    D4512 - 03(2013)e1 Standard Test Method for Vibrated Apparent Packing Density of Fine Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles and Powder
    D4513 - 11 Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Catalytic Materials by Sieving
    D4699 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Vibratory Packing Density of Large Formed Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles
    D4781 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Mechanically Tapped Packing Density of Fine Catalyst Particles and Catalyst Carrier Particles
    D5757 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determination of Attrition and Abrasion of Powdered Catalysts by Air Jets
    D6175 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Radial Crush Strength of Extruded Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles
    D6761 - 07(2012) Standard Test Method for Determination of the Total Pore Volume of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers
    D7084 - 04(2009) Standard Test Method for Determination of Bulk Crush Strength of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

    Zeolites

    DesignationTitle
    D3906 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative X-ray Diffraction Intensities of Faujasite-Type Zeolite-Containing Materials
    D3942 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Determination of the Unit Cell Dimension of a Faujasite-Type Zeolite
    D5357 - 03(2013) Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative Crystallinity of Zeolite Sodium A by X-ray Diffraction
    D5758 - 01(2011)e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative Crystallinity of Zeolite ZSM-5 by X-Ray Diffraction

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