ASTM E649 - 17a

    Standard Test Method for Bromine in Chlorine

    Active Standard ASTM E649 | Developed by Subcommittee: D16.16

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.04


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Low levels of bromine contaminant in chlorine cause problems in some industrial uses. This test method may be used to determine bromine in liquid or gaseous chlorine at levels as low as 4 ug/kg.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of bromine in liquid chlorine and in gaseous chlorine with a lower limit of detection of 4 ug/kg by weight.

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

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 7.

    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

    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 71.060.10 (Chemical elements)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0649-17A

    Citation Format

    ASTM E649-17a, Standard Test Method for Bromine in Chlorine, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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