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.
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 equation line.
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