ASTM D8176 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Mechanically Tapped Density of Activated Carbon (Powdered and Fine Mesh)

    Active Standard ASTM D8176 | Developed by Subcommittee: D28.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is used to determine the density expressed in g/mL for powdered or fine mesh carbon. Due to the nature of the small particles, the density of these carbon types cannot be measured using the same procedure as granular carbon.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the mechanically tapped density of powdered and fine mesh activated carbon. For the purpose of this test method, “powdered carbon” is defined as having a mean particle diameter less than 45 µm, and “fine mesh carbon” is defined as having a particle size predominately between 80 and 325 U.S. Standard mesh.

    1.2 The values in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measure 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

    D2652 Terminology Relating to Activated Carbon

    D2867 Test Methods for Moisture in Activated Carbon

    D5158 Test Method for Determination of Particle Size of Powdered Activated Carbon by Air Jet Sieving

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

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    E542 Practice for Calibration of Laboratory Volumetric Apparatus

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.30 (Chemical reagents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101522(Activated carbon)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D8176-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM D8176-18, Standard Test Method for Mechanically Tapped Density of Activated Carbon (Powdered and Fine Mesh), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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