ASTM E2293 - 19

    Standard Practice for Drying of Metal Bearing Ores, Concentrates, and Related Metallurgical Materials for the Determination of Mercury

    Active Standard ASTM E2293 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice is primarily to be used to dry samples for determination of total mercury. It should not be used for determination of sample moisture content. Most sample preparation methods prescribe drying samples at 105 °C, until a constant mass is obtained. The moisture content is determined as the percent mass loss on drying. Because mercury and some of its compounds are volatile at 105 °C, samples for mercury determination shall be dried at 60 °C (see Practice E877, ISO 9599, ISO 12743, and ISO 10251).

    5.2 It is assumed that all who use this practice will be trained analysts capable of performing skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory under appropriate quality control practices such as those described in Guide E882.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the sample drying step for the determination of mercury in ores, concentrates, and related metallurgical materials.

    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 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

    E50 Practices for Apparatus, Reagents, and Safety Considerations for Chemical Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E877 Practice for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Iron Ores and Related Materials for Determination of Chemical Composition and Physical Properties

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 73.060.99 (Other metalliferrous minerals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101600(Ores)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2293-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2293-19, Standard Practice for Drying of Metal Bearing Ores, Concentrates, and Related Metallurgical Materials for the Determination of Mercury, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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