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ASTM WK86729

New Guide for Guideline for the Use of Hand Held XRF Devices to Evaluate and Classify Copper-Bearing Scrap Materials

1. Scope

This is a guideline for the use of portable hand-held XRF analyzers for the determination of chemistry, quality or grading of scrap Copper and Copper-based alloys.


Scrap; Brass; Bronze


This guideline involves the use of portable, hand-held XRF spectrometric devices to evaluate and classify Copper-bearing scrap metal. The technology is evolving and advancing, but is also mature for use with Copper-bearing materials. XRF devices are widely used and accepted commercially among scrap Copper consumers and providers, yet no guidelines for use exist that are specific to the needs of Copper and those who trade in it.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: B05.08

Committee: B05

Staff Manager: Jennifer Rodgers

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-08-2023

Technical Contact: Phil Elbaz

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