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ASTM E60

2011 Edition, May 1, 2011

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Standard Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2016


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 2011 Edition, May 1, 2011
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 8
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This practice covers general recommendations for photoelectric photometers and spectrophotometers and for photometric practice prescribed in ASTM methods for chemical analysis of metals, sufficient to supplement adequately the ASTM methods. A summary of the fundamental theory and practice of photometry is given. No attempt has been made, however, to include in this practice a description of every apparatus or to present recommendations on every detail of practice in ASTM photometric or spectrophotometric methods of chemical analysis of metals.2

These recommendations are intended to apply to the ASTM photometric and spectrophotometric methods for chemical analysis of metals when such standards make definite reference to this practice, as covered in Section 4.

In this practice, the terms “photometric” and “photometry” encompass both filter photometers and spectrophotometers, while “spectrophotometry” is reserved for spectrophotometers alone.

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.