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ASTM D848 – Acid Wash Color of Industrial Aromatic Hydrocarbons

We perform testing by ASTM D848 to determine the acid wash color of benzene, toluene, xylenes, refined solvent naphthas, and similar aromatic hydrocarbons. This test may be used as an internal quality control and in research and development work. The color developed in the acid layer indicates impurities which if sulfonated would cause the material to be discolored.

We also perform color analysis by ASTM D1500ASTM D156ASTM D6045IP 196, and ISO 2049.These different test methods use different instruments or procedures or are used for certain sample types. Click on the test method number to learn more about each test.

For additional information on this test method or to purchase a copy of the method, please click HERE to open a new window and visit the ASTM website.