ASTM D3872 - 05(2019)

    Standard Test Method for Ferrous Iron in Iron Oxides

    Active Standard ASTM D3872 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.31

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 This test method may be used for production quality control or specification acceptance.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the quantitative determination of ferrous oxide (FeO) by oxidation of ferrous iron (Fe++) in an acid solution to the ferric state (Fe+++) and titration with potassium dichromate using diphenylamine as the indicator.

    1.2 This test method is applicable to synthetic black iron oxide, natural black iron oxide, magnetite or brown iron oxide where part of the iron content is present in the ferrous state (Note 1). It is applicable to iron oxides where the ferrous iron content ranges from 50 to 0.20 %.

    Note 1: Natural iron oxides and magnetite may contain traces of metallic iron that will be combined with and analyzed as FeO.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns if any, problems 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

    D280 Test Methods for Hygroscopic Moisture (and Other Matter Volatile Under the Test Conditions) in Pigments

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.060.20 (Oxides); 77.080.10 (Irons)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352303(Inorganic oxides); 31211503(Pigment paints)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D3872-05R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D3872-05(2019), Standard Test Method for Ferrous Iron in Iron Oxides, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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