ASTM-D2617 Standard Test Method for Total Ash in Leather

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Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of total ash in leather.

1.2 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, health and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 This test method is useful in determining the approximate amount of nonvolatile inorganic material in leather. This may be in the form of salts or oxides of the elements. In a mixed chrome tannage, the approximate percentage of other elements in the leather may be determined by subtracting the chromic oxide that may be conveniently determined on the ash. (See Test Method D2807.)

4.2 The temperature of 600 °C specified is high enough to produce a reproducible result but it does not completely dehydrate such oxides as aluminum oxide, (Al2O3) and chromic oxide (Cr2O3). Likewise, such salts as sulfates and phosphates may be incompletely dehydrated, and if alkalis and chromium are present simultaneously, oxidation to chromate may occur. Therefore, caution is advised in drawing conclusions based on quantitative relations of the elements.

Keywords

aluminum oxide; ash; chromic oxide ;; ICS Number Code 59.140.30 (Leather and furs)

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Document Number

ASTM-D2617-17a

Revision Level

2017A EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

Sept. 1, 2017

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

2 pages

Committee Number

D31.06