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    ASTM E223 - 16

    Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Sulfuric Acid

    Active Standard ASTM E223 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 These test methods provide for the classification of various grades of sulfuric acid and for the determination of various impurities. Acid strength and impurity levels are important factors in many uses of sulfuric acid.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the analysis of sulfuric acid.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 The analytical procedures appear in the following order:



    Total Acidity

    8 to 16

    Baumé Gravity

    17 to 26

    Nonvolatile Matter

    27 to 33


    34 to 43

    Sulfur Dioxide

    44 to 51


    52 to 61

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 5.

    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

    E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

    E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

    E100 Specification for ASTM Hydrometers

    E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals

    E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.060.30 (Acids)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12352301(Inorganic acids)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0223-16

    Citation Format

    ASTM E223-16, Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Sulfuric Acid, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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