ASTM D586-97

    Standard Test Method for Ash in Pulp, Paper, and Paper Products


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the determination of the ash content of pulp, paper, and paper products by ignition at two different temperatures:

    1.1.1 Method A -Ash content upon ignition at 525°C.

    1.1.2 Method B -Ash content upon ignition at 900°C.

    1.2 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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0586-97

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    ASTM D586-97, Standard Test Method for Ash in Pulp, Paper, and Paper Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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