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ASTM D5808-03

ASTM D5808-03

Standard Test Method for Determining Organic Chloride in Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Chemicals by Microcoulometry

2010-12-31 /Historical
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Significance and Use:

Organic as well as inorganic chlorine compounds can prove harmful to equipment and reactions in processes involving hydrocarbons.

Maximum chloride levels are often specified for process streams and for hydrocarbon products.

Organic chloride species are potentially damaging to refinery processes. Hydrochloric acid can be produced in hydrotreating or reforming reactors and this acid accumulates in condensing regions of the refinery.


1.1 This test method covers the organic chlorides in aromatic hydrocarbons, their derivatives, and related chemicals.

1.2 This test method is applicable to samples with chloride concentrations from 1 to 25 mg/kg.

1.3 This test method is preferred over Test Method D 5194 for products, such as styrene, that are polymerized by the sodium biphenyl reagent.

1.4 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard: for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off "to the nearest unit" in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E 29.

1.5 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 7.3 and Section 9.

density; electrolysis; electrolyte; microcoulometry; potential; pyrolysis; recovery factor; relative density; titration; total chloride; volatilization
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