UOP925 - 16

    Nickel, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Cobalt and Aluminum in Fresh Catalysts by ICP-OES

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    1. Scope

    This method is for determining nickel, molybdenum, phosphorus and cobalt in fresh gamma-alumina supported catalysts; and nickel (Ni), molybdenum (Mo), phosphorus (P), cobalt (Co) and aluminum (Al) in fresh silica-alumina supported catalysts of known composition by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES). The method is suitable for determining nickel over a range of 1 to 10 mass-%, molybdenum over a range of 5 to 20 mass-%, phosphorus (as phosphate only) over a range of 0.5 to 25 mass-%, cobalt over a range of 1 to 5 mass-%, and aluminum over a range of 5 to 50 mass-%. Catalysts containing alpha- or theta-alumina phases cannot be analyzed by the method. Nickel bearing catalysts that also contain tungsten are analyzed by UOP Method 924.


    Citation Format

    UOP925-16, Nickel, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Cobalt and Aluminum in Fresh Catalysts by ICP-OES, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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