Laboratory Products

  • New Version of ASTM D664 Cuts Solvent Use by 50%

New Version of ASTM D664 Cuts Solvent Use by 50%

Jan 12 2018 Read 586 Times

Metrohm is pleased to announce that the ASTM released a new version of ASTM D664 for the potentiometric determination of acid number. The new version offers the possibility to reduce the required amount of solvent from 125 mL to 60 mL. Metrohm together with industry leaders investigated and proposed this possibility in a contribution towards green chemistry.

The acid number (AN) is a measure for acidic compounds in petroleum products. AN is crucial to assure the quality of petroleum products and is an important parameter in corrosion control.

AN is usually determined by potentiometric titration in nonaqueous solvent mixtures (see Metrohm AB-404). While ASTM D664 previously stipulated the use of 125 mL solvent per sample, the new version now offers the possibility to work with only 60 mL. This considerable reduction enables laboratories to save costs, reduce waste and thus contribute to a greener chemistry.

Read comments0

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.


Digital Edition

Lab Asia December 2018

December 2018

In This Edition Articles - Determination of heroin in street drug samples with printable surface enhanced Raman scattering (P-SERS) - Advances in Protein Sample Preparation: Centrifugation i...

View all digital editions

Events

Arab Health

Jan 28 2019 Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre

Nano Tech 2019

Jan 30 2019 Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Chromatography

Jan 31 2019 Paris, France

SLAS 2019

Feb 02 2019 Washington, DC, USA.

MEDLAB MIDDLE EAST

Feb 04 2019 Dubai, UAE

View all events