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ASTM E449-18

Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Calcium Chloride

Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Calcium Chloride E0449-18 ASTM|E0449-18|en-US Standard Test Methods for Analysis of Calcium Chloride Standard new BOS Vol. 06.04 Committee D16
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Significance and Use

3.1 Calcium chloride is available in various forms and purities. A major use is the de-icing and dust control of roads. It is also used in the coal industry for dustproofing and freezeproofing, in foods, in electrolytic cells, and in refrigeration brines. The test methods listed in 1.2 provide procedures for analyzing calcium chloride to determine if it is suitable for its intended use.


1.1 These test methods cover the analysis of calcium chloride and solutions.

1.2 Procedures are given for the determination of calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, and calcium hydroxide. The test methods appear in the following order:



Calcium Chloride

8 to 17

Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride,
and Sodium Chloride

18 to 28

Calcium Hydroxide

29 to 36

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

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

1.5 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 5.

1.6 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D16.13
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/E0449-18
ICS Code: 71.060.50