The method specified is based on decomposition of a test portion by fusion with sodium carbonate and subsequent acidification with hydrochloric acid in the presence of boric acid to complex fluoride, formation of the molybdosilicic acid complex and selective reduction to the blue molybdosilicic acid complex with addition of tartaric acid to prevent interference from phosphate, spectrometric measurement of the absorbance of the coloured complex at the wavelength of maximum absorption (about 795 nm). Applies to products having silica contents, expressed as SiO2, in the range 0,05 % (m/m) to 4,0 % (m/m).
Status : WithdrawnPublication date : 1993-03
Edition : 2Number of pages : 5
Technical Committee:ISO/TC 175Fluorspar