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ASTM D5604-96

Standard Test Methods for Precipitated Silica—Surface Area by Single Point B.E.T. Nitrogen Adsorption


1.1 These test methods cover a procedure to measure the surface area of precipitated hydrated silicas by, a single point approximation of the Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller (B.E.T.) theory of multilayer gas adsorption. These test methods specify the sample preparation and treatment, instrument calibrations, required accuracy and precision of experimental data, and calculations of the surface area results from the obtained data.

1.2 These test methods are used to determine the single point nitrogen surface areas in the range of 10 to 50 hm2 kg (10 to 500 m2/g).

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

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. The minimum safety equipment should include protective gloves, sturdy eye and face protection.

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Book of Standards Volume: 09.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D11.20
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/D5604-96