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ASTM International - ASTM E2941-13

Standard Practice for Nitric Acid-Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials by Closed Vessel Microwave Heating

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 October 2013
Status: inactive
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Metalliferous minerals in general): 73.060.01
significance And Use:

5.1 These test methods are primarily intended to test materials for compliance with compositional specifications and for monitoring. Partial extraction of ores and related metallurgical materials... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice covers the digestion of ores and related metallurgical materials, such as mine soil, waste rock and tailings, for subsequent determination of nitric acid-extractable contents of certain elements by such solution analytical techniques as atomic absorption, atomic emission (see Method D1976), and inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (see Method D5673).

1.1.1 Contents of aluminum, antimony, arsenic, barium, beryllium, bismuth, boron, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, iron, lead, lithium, magnesium, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, scandium, selenium, silver, sodium, strontium, thallium, tin, titanium, vanadium and zinc can be extracted from ores and related metallurgical materials for determination by analytical methods for elements in solution. Other elements may be determined from extracts produced using this practice.

1.1.2 Actual element quantification can be accomplished by following the various test methods under other appropriate ASTM standards for element(s) of interest in solution.

1.1.3 The detection limit and linear content range for each element is dependent on the atomic absorption or emission spectrometric technique employed and may be found in the manual accompanying the instrument used or ASTM standard method for analysis of the solutions. Take into account the 100 fold dilution due to digesting a 1-g sample to final volume of 100 mL.

1.1.4 The extent of extraction of elements from ores and related metallurgical materials by this method is dependent upon the physical and mineralogical characteristics of the prepared sample.

1.2 The values stated SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurements 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 9.

Document History

October 1, 2021
Standard Practices for Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials by Acid Digestion
1.1 These practices cover the digestion of ores and related metallurgical materials, such as mine soil, waste rock and tailings, for subsequent determination of acid-extractable contents of certain...
November 1, 2014
Standard Practices for Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials by Acid Digestion
1.1 These practices cover the digestion of ores and related metallurgical materials, such as mine soil, waste rock and tailings, for subsequent determination of acid-extractable contents of certain...
ASTM E2941-13
October 1, 2013
Standard Practice for Nitric Acid-Extraction of Elements from Ores and Related Metallurgical Materials by Closed Vessel Microwave Heating
1.1 This practice covers the digestion of ores and related metallurgical materials, such as mine soil, waste rock and tailings, for subsequent determination of nitric acid-extractable contents of...
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