Standard Withdrawn, No replacement   Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021
ASTM E841-12a

Standard Test Method for Determination of Copper in Iron Ores and Related Materials by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (Withdrawn 2021)

Significance and Use

In the making of iron and steel during the reduction of iron ores, copper forms alloy with iron and steel hence the necessity of determining the copper content for metallurgical consideration.

This test method is intended to be used for compliance with compositional specifications for copper content. It is assumed that all who use these procedures will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory procedures skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Appropriate quality control practices must be followed, such as those described in Guide E882.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of copper in iron ores, concentrates, agglomerates, and related materials in the concentration range from 0.003 % to 1 %.

Note 1—As used in this test method (except as related to the term relative standard deviation, % refers to a mass fraction (wt / wt %) (g/100g).

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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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