Work Item
ASTM WK77263

New Test Method for X-ray Spectrometric Analysis of Lime and Limestone by Energy Dispersive instruments

1. Scope

To stimulate research and the development; facilitate communication among producers, users, and other interested parties; and formulate specifications, practices, methods of test, and terminology relating to lime (quicklime, hydrated lime hydraulic lime and associated calcareous materials) and limestone used for industrial, environmental, chemical, construction, and agricultural applications.

Keywords

EDXRF

Rationale

At the time C1271 was originally written EDXRF was not a suitable technique for the analysis of lime and limestone. Improvements in the EDXRF instruments now allows EDXRF to be a suitable alternative to analysis by wavelength dispersive XRF (WDXRF). EDXRF is already used to analyze lime and limestone in many locations around the world and therefore either C1271 needs to modified to accept EDXRF instruments or a new standard is needed specifically for EDXRF analysis of lime and limestone.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

Details

Developed by Subcommittee: C07.05

Committee: C07

Staff Manager: Krista Robbins

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-09-2021

Technical Contact: Robert Fairhurst

Item: 000

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