ASTM E2651 - 19 - Standard Guide for Powder Particle Size Analysis

ASTM E2651 - 19

Standard Guide for Powder Particle Size Analysis

Status : Current   Published : April 2019



1.1 This guide covers the use of many available techniques for particle size measurement and particle size distribution analysis of solid particulate (powder) materials, off-line in a laboratory. It does not apply to in-line (on-line) analysis, nor to analysis of liquid droplets or liquid aerosols. The guide is intended to serve as a resource for powder/particle technologists in characterizing their materials.

1.2 This guide provides significant detail regarding the numerous particle size analysis methods available. Although this guide is extensive, it may not be all inclusive.

1.3 The principle of operation, range of applicability, specific requirements (if any), and limitations of each of the included particle size analysis techniques are listed and described, so that users of this guide may choose the most useful and most efficient technique for characterizing the particle size distribution of their particular material(s).

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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

1.6  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.

Standard NumberASTM E2651 - 19
TitleStandard Guide for Powder Particle Size Analysis
Publication Date01 April 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors static image analysis, sieving, sedimentation, sampling, powder, photon correlation spectroscopy, particle size distribution, particle size analysis, particle size, light scattering, light obscuration, laser diffraction, image analysis, electrozone, electrical sensing zone, dynamic light scattering, dispersion, centrifugal sedimentation, air permeability, aerosol electrical mobility, acoustic attenuation
File Size142 KB

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