ASTM D8063 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Water in Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) by Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration

    Active Standard ASTM D8063 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The presence of water in PTA used for the production of polyester is undesirable because it reduces the purity of the PTA.

    4.2 Determining the amount of water content remaining from the manufacture of PTA is often required. This test method is suitable for setting product specifications and for use as an internal quality control tool where these products are produced or are used.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of water in purified terephthalic acid (PTA) between 0.01 and 1.00 % (w/w) by Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration.

    1.2 In determining the conformance of the test results using this method to applicable specification, results shall be rounded off in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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

    1.5 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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D4790 Terminology of Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals

    D6809 Guide for Quality Control and Quality Assurance Procedures for Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Materials

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E203 Test Method for Water Using Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances); 71.040.40 (Chemical analysis)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D8063-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8063-18, Standard Test Method for Water in Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) by Volumetric Karl Fischer Titration, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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