Standard Historical Last Updated: Jun 11, 2015
ASTM D3663-03(2008)

Standard Test Method for Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

Abstract

This test method establishes the standard procedure for determining the surface areas of catalyst and catalyst carriers that have Type II or IV nitrogen adsorption isotherms, and specified minimum area. A volumetric measuring system is used to obtain at least four data points which fit on the linear BET line. The surface area of a catalyst or catalyst carrier is determined by measuring the volume of nitrogen gas adsorbed at various low-pressure levels by the catalyst sample. Pressure differentials caused by introducing the catalyst surface area to a fixed volume of nitrogen in the test apparatus are measured and used to calculate BET surface area.

Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of surface areas of catalyst and catalyst carriers that have Type II or IV nitrogen adsorption isotherms, and at least 1 m2/g of area. A volumetric measuring system is used to obtain at least four data points which fit on the linear BET line.

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

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.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 05.06
Developed by Subcommittee: D32.01
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D3663-03R08