ASTM International - ASTM E1131-98
Standard Test Method for Compositional Analysis by Thermogravimetry
|Publication Date:||10 June 1998|
|ICS Code (Chemical analysis):||71.040.40|
1.1 This test method is intended to provide a general technique incorporating thermogravimetry to determine the amount of highly volatile matter, medium volatile matter, combustible material, and ash content of compounds. This test method will be useful in performing a compositional analysis in cases where agreed upon by interested parties.
1.2 This test method is applicable to solids and liquids.
1.3 The temperature range of test is typically room temperature to 1000°C. Composition between 1 and 100 weight% of individual components may be determined.
1.4 This test method utilizes an inert and reactive gas environment.
1.5 Computer or electronic-based instruments, techniques, or data treatment equivalent to this method may also be used. Users of this test method are expressly advised that all such instruments or techniques may not be equivalent. It is the responsibility of the user of this test method to determine the necessary equivalency prior to use. In the case of dispute, only the manual procedures described in this test method are to be considered valid.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 .