ASTM E506 - 17a

    Standard Test Method for Mercury in Liquid Chlorine

    Active Standard ASTM E506 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.16

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method was developed primarily for the determination of traces of mercury in chlorine produced by the mercury-cell process.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method2 covers the determination of mercury in liquid chlorine with a lower limit of detection of 0.1 μg/L.

    1.2 Review the current Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for detailed information concerning toxicity, first-aid procedures, and safety precautions.

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Sections 7, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, and Note 2.

    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

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

    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 71.040.40 (Chemical analysis); 71.060.10 (Chemical elements)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12141901(Chlorine Cl)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E0506-17A

    Citation Format

    ASTM E506-17a, Standard Test Method for Mercury in Liquid Chlorine, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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