ASTM C1875 - 18

    Standard Practice for Determination of Major and Minor Elements in Aqueous Pore Solutions of Cementitious Pastes by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

    Active Standard ASTM C1875 | Developed by Subcommittee: C01.23

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The chemical composition of the liquid in cementitious pastes is an important indicator of the solid component reactivity at early times, being influenced by the content and rate of reaction of readily soluble alkali components, lime, and other soluble phases. Monitoring the solution composition with time can provide valuable diagnostic information about cement quality and reactivity to supplement other sources of characterization data. This practice is intended to aid in the interpretation of the concentrations of readily soluble components in cement paste solutions, which may include portland cement, limestone, fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag, or other components. It provides guidance for measuring the time dependence of the concentrations of one or more components, on an elemental basis, including, but not limited to, aluminum, calcium, potassium, silicon, sodium, and sulfur.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes a procedure for collection, sample preparation and analysis of aqueous pore solutions obtained from cementitious materials at different hydration times when analyzed by ICP-OES for the six most common readily soluble elements aluminum, calcium, potassium, silicon, sodium and sulfur.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C25 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime

    C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

    C1738/C1738M Practice for High-Shear Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D5673 Test Method for Elements in Water by Inductively Coupled PlasmaMass Spectrometry

    D7111 Test Method for Determination of Trace Elements in Middle Distillate Fuels by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

    E1479 Practice for Describing and Specifying Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

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    DOI: 10.1520/C1875-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1875-18, Standard Practice for Determination of Major and Minor Elements in Aqueous Pore Solutions of Cementitious Pastes by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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