During a virtual meeting on Oct. 28, Committee D32 held an ”open house” for potential new members. The open house featured an introduction to ASTM, an explanation of Committee D32’s mission, and highlights of the committee’s active task groups. A recording of this webinar can be viewed on Committee D32’s Web site.
Since its formation, Committee D32 has approved more than 40 standards. In addition, the committee works to stimulate research in the catalyst area through workshops, symposia, presentations and other publications, including research reports. The primary focus of D32 has been on heterogeneous catalysts, including refining and petrochemical applications, raw catalytic and support materials as well as finished catalyst systems and catalysts containing zeolites, precious metals and metal oxides.
While continuing work in these areas, the committee hopes to expand to include the following new subjects: emission control catalysts for both automobile and stationary sources; homogeneous catalysts; and enzymatic catalysts.
Membership in D32 currently includes producers, users and others who reflect the global catalyst community. Standards are developed within the following subcommittees:
ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.