ASTM's catalyst standards are instrumental in the testing and chemical analysis of the various forms of catalysts and catalyst carriers used to increase the rate of specific chemical reactions. The test methods and techniques presented in these catalyst standards include hydrofluoric/sulfuric acid decomposition, atomic spectroscopic analysis, potentiometric titration method, microactivity test, volumetric vacuum method, static volumetric measurements, mercury intrusion porosimetry, electronic counting, laser light scattering, nitrogen adsorption by continuous flow method, ammonia chemisorption, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), and elemental analysis by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. These standards are helpful in allowing laboratories and other chemical facilities to examine and assess catalysts to ensure their safe handling and use.

Catalyst Standards

ASTM's catalyst standards are instrumental in the testing and chemical analysis of the various forms of catalysts and catalyst carriers used to increase the rate of specific chemical reactions. The test methods and techniques presented in these catalyst standards include hydrofluoric/sulfuric acid decomposition, atomic spectroscopic analysis, potentiometric titration method, microactivity test, volumetric vacuum method, static volumetric measurements, mercury intrusion porosimetry, electronic counting, laser light scattering, nitrogen adsorption by continuous flow method, ammonia chemisorption, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), and elemental analysis by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. These standards are helpful in allowing laboratories and other chemical facilities to examine and assess catalysts to ensure their safe handling and use.

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Catalytic Properties

D4463/D4463M-19 Standard Guide for Metals Free Steam Deactivation of Fresh Fluid Cracking Catalysts

D3907/D3907M-19 Standard Test Method for Testing Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts by Microactivity Test

D5154/D5154M-18 Standard Test Method for Determining Activity and Selectivity of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts by Microactivity Test

D7206/D7206M-19 Standard Guide for Cyclic Deactivation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts with Metals

D7964/D7964M-19 Standard Test Method for Determining Activity of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts in a Fluidized Bed

Chemical Composition

D3943-21 Standard Test Method for Total Molybdenum in Fresh Alumina-Base Catalysts

D4481-21 Standard Test Method for Total Nickel in Fresh Alumina-Base Catalysts

D4782-10(2016) Standard Test Method for Palladium in Molecular Sieve Catalyst by Wet Chemistry

D7085-04(2018) Standard Guide for Determination of Chemical Elements in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF)

D4642-04(2016) Standard Test Method for Platinum in Reforming Catalysts by Wet Chemistry

D8088-16(2022) Standard Practice for Determination of the Six Major Rare Earth Elements in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts, Zeolites, Additives, and Related Materials by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy

D1977-22 Standard Test Method for Nickel and Vanadium in FCC Equilibrium Catalysts by Hydrofluoric/Sulfuric Acid Decomposition and Atomic Spectroscopic Analysis

D3610-22 Standard Test Method for Total Cobalt in Alumina-Base Cobalt-Molybdenum Catalyst by Potentiometric Titration Method

D5153-22 Standard Test Method for Palladium in Molecular Sieve Catalyst by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

D7442-22 Standard Practice for Sample Preparation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts, Catalytic Materials, and Zeolites for Elemental Analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy

Nomenclature and Definitions

D3766-08(2018) Standard Terminology Relating to Catalysts and Catalysis

Physical-Chemical Properties

D4926-20 Standard Test Method for Gamma Alumina Content in Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers Containing Silica and Alumina by X-ray Powder Diffraction

D4567-19 Standard Test Method for Single-Point Determination of Specific Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers Using Nitrogen Adsorption by Continuous Flow Method

D4780-12(2017)e1 Standard Test Method for Determination of Low Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Multipoint Krypton Adsorption

D4641-17 Standard Practice for Calculation of Pore Size Distributions of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers from Nitrogen Desorption Isotherms

D4284-12(2017)e1 Standard Test Method for Determining Pore Volume Distribution of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry

D8393-21 Standard Guide for Determination of Pore Volume of Powdered Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Water Adsorption

D4824-13(2018) Standard Test Method for Determination of Catalyst Acidity by Ammonia Chemisorption

D4365-19 Standard Test Method for Determining Micropore Volume and Zeolite Area of a Catalyst

D3908-20 Standard Test Method for Hydrogen Chemisorption on Supported Platinum Catalysts by Volumetric Vacuum Method

D3663-20 Standard Test Method for Surface Area of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

D4222-20 Standard Test Method for Determination of Nitrogen Adsorption and Desorption Isotherms of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Static Volumetric Measurements

Physical-Mechanical Properties

D8353-20 Standard Guide for Determination of Individual Particle Strength of Low Surface Area Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Drop Test onto a Steel Plate

D5757-11(2017) Standard Test Method for Determination of Attrition of FCC Catalysts by Air Jets

D4699-03(2018)e1 Standard Test Method for Vibratory Packing Density of Large Formed Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles

C515-13(2018) Standard Specification for Chemical-Resistant Ceramic Tower Packings

D4438-13(2018)e1 Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers by Electronic Counting

D7084-18 Standard Test Method for Determination of Bulk Crush Strength of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

D4164-13(2018) Standard Test Method for Mechanically Tapped Packing Density of Formed Catalyst and Catalyst Carriers

D4180-13(2018) Standard Test Method for Vibratory Packing Density of Formed Catalyst Particles and Catalyst Carriers

D6175-03(2019) Standard Test Method for Radial Crush Strength of Extruded Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles

D4781-03(2018)e1 Standard Test Method for Mechanically Tapped Packing Density of Fine Catalyst Particles and Catalyst Carrier Particles

D4513-11(2017) Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Catalytic Materials by Sieving

D4464-15(2020) Standard Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Catalytic Materials by Laser Light Scattering

D4058-96(2020) Standard Test Method for Attrition and Abrasion of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

D8414/D8414M-21 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Jet Cup Attrition Index of Catalytic Materials

D8413-22 Standard Guide for Measuring the Water Pore Volume of Catalytic Materials by Centrifuge

D6761-22a Standard Test Method for Determination of the Total Pore Volume of Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

D4179-22 Standard Test Method for Single Pellet Crush Strength of Formed Catalysts and Catalyst Carriers

D4512-22 Standard Test Method for Vibrated Apparent Packing Density of Fine Catalyst and Catalyst Carrier Particles and Powder

D8392-22 Standard Practice for Calibration and Verification of Direct Imaging Analyzers Used for Particle Size and Shape Analysis of Catalytic Materials

Zeolites

D8352-20 Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative Crystallinity of Zeolite Beta by X-Ray Diffraction

D5758-01(2021) Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative Crystallinity of Zeolite ZSM-5 by X-Ray Diffraction

D5357-19 Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative Crystallinity of Zeolite Sodium A by X-ray Diffraction

D3906-19 Standard Test Method for Determination of Relative X-ray Diffraction Intensities of Faujasite-Type Zeolite-Containing Materials

D3942-19 Standard Test Method for Determination of the Unit Cell Dimension of a Faujasite-Type Zeolite