Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The main composition of sand is silica (Silicon dioxide, SiO2), and it is commonly used for construction and glass manufacturing industry. Before sand can be used for construction or any other industrial purpose, it is important to determine several physical and chemical properties of sand. One of the most important analysis is impurities present in the sand such as organic matter, chloride, and sulphate. These impurities can cause corrosion and cracks on the building and lead to considerable deterioration of durability, strength and appearance.

CCIC provide following chemical analysis for river sand, quartz sand, sea sand, soil and mud.

River Sand Constructions

Test ItemsCodeInstrument / Method
Apparent DensityGB/T 14684-2011Gravimetric
ChlorideGB/T 14684-2011Titrimetric
Clay and Fine ContentGB/T 14684-2011Gravimetric
MoistureGB/T 14684-2011Gravimetric
Fineness ModulusGB/T 14684-2011Calculation
SulphateGB/T 14684-2011Gravimetric
Organic MatterGB/T 14684-2011Colorimetric
Particle SizeGB/T 14684-2011Gravimetric
Shell contentGB/T 14684-2011Gravimetric

Quartz Sand (China Standard)

Test ItemsCodeInstrument / Method
Titanium DioxideSN/T 0483-95ICP/UV-Vis
Iron OxideSN/T 0483-95ICP/UV-Vis
Aluminium OxideSN/T 0483-95ICP/UV-Vis
SilicaSN/T 0483-95Gravimetric
Loss on IgnitionSN/T 0483-95Gravimetric
Metals by ICPSN/T 3365-2012ICP
Particle Size (20-140 mesh)BS 812-103.1: 1985Gravimetric

General Sand Enquiry

Test ItemsCodeInstrument / Method
Potential Alkali Silica ReactivityASTM C289-03Titrimetric and ICP
ChlorideBS 812-117: 1988Titrimetric
SulphateBS 812-118: 1988Gravimetric
Clay, Silt, and DustBS 882: 1992Gravimetric
MoistureBS 812-109: 1990Gravimetric
DensityBS 812-2 :1995Gravimetric
Particle Size DistributionBS 812-103.1: 1985Gravimetric
Organic MatterASTM C40/C40M-11Colorimetric
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