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Particle size distribution (Granulometry)

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Silver nitrate is marketed in solid crystalline form and in the form of solutions.Typical particle size specifications have been provided by six major European producers/importers. The average mean particle diameters (D50) is approx. 375 µm. To assess the dustiness of crystalline silver nitrate, a test according to a rotating-drum method has been performed, indicating a very low dustiness of 0.83 mg/g. Thus, only ca. 0.08% (mass) of silver nitrate become airborne under simulated conditions of mechanical agitation.  

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Table: Typical particle size specifications for silver nitrate, provided by six major European producers/importers:

D10 in µm

D50 in µm

D90 in µm

Producer 1

289 - 329

459 - 492

721 - 727

Producer 2

221

520

816

Producer 3

174

329

571

Producer 4

75 - 92

289 - 302

534 - 568

Producer 5

231

367

468

Producer 6

145

266

459

For details on the additional dustiness test, please refer to the technical dossier.