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ASTM Method Numbers

ASTM Method NumberTitle
D2652-94Terminology Relating to Activted Carbon
D2854-96Test Method for Apparent Density of Activated Carbon
D2862-97Test Method for Particle Size Distribution of Granular Activated Carbon
D2866-94Test Method for Total Ash Content of Activated Carbon
D2867-99Test Methods for Moisture in Activated Carbon
D3466-76Test Method for Ignition Temperature of Granular Activated Carbon
D3467-99Test Method for Carbon Tetrachloride Activity of Activated Carbon
D3802-79Test Method for Ball-Pan Hardness Activated Carbon
D3803-91Test Method for Nuclear-Grade Activated Carbon
D3838-80Test Method for pH of Activated Carbon
D3860-98Practice for Determination of Adsorptive Capacity of Activated Carbon by Aqueous Phase Isotherm Technique
D4069-95Specification for Impregnated Activated Carbon Used to Remove Gaseous Radio-Iodines From Gas Streams
D4607-94Test Method for the Determination of Iodine Number of Activated Carbon
D5029-98Test Method for Water Solubles in Activated Carbon
D5158-98Test Method for Determination of the Particle Size of Powdered Activated Carbon by Air Jet Sieving
D5159-91Test Method for Dusting Attrition of Granular Activated Carbon
D5160-95Guide for Gas-Phase Adsorption Testing of Activated Carbon
D5228-92Test Method for Determination of the Butane Working Capacity of Activated Carbon
D5742-95Test Method for the Butane Activity of Activated Carbon
D5832-98Test Method for Volatile Matter Content of Activated Carbon Samples
D5919-96Practice for the Determination of Adsorptive Capacity of Activated Carbon by a Micro-Isotherm Technique for Adsorbates at ppb Concentrations
D6385-99Test Method for Determining Acid Extractable Content in Activated Carbon by Ashing
D6646-03Hydrogen Sulfide Breakthrough Capacity of Granular and Pelletized Activated Carbon


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PACS Positions Available:

  • Laboratory chemist for activated carbon group. Will train!

PACS has positions available for professional scientific service providers and has provided these services for over 38 years. PACS will accept proposals for short courses, consultants, activated carbon conference directors for focused conference subjects, and other needed services. New ideas are welcomed.

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