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Round Robin Exercise #17,
High Rhodium and Palladium Spent Autocatalyst

Type: Prepared spent autocatalyst

Preparation: Milled, blended and sampled

Concentration ranges: Rh ~1400, Pd ~12000ppm, Pt ~1000 ppm

Assay for: Rh, Pd, Pt, and loss on drying @ 110C

Basis: Report on a dry basis @ 110C for minimum of 8 hrs

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updated 4/19/21


IPMI Sampling & Analytical

Summer Seminar 2021

Event Details


Come join us in sunny Florida for a day filled with informative presentations, lively discussion and great networking!

updated 4/8/21


Round Robin Exercise #16,

Spent Al2O3/SiO2 Based Palladium and Platinum Catalyst

Type: Prepared spent catalyst, -100 mesh 

Preparation: Blended and milled to -100 mesh

Concentration ranges: ~0.4 - 0.5% Pd, ~0.2 - 0.3 % Pt

Assay for: Palladium, platinum %, loss on ignition

Basis: Report on an ignited basis @ 900C for minimum of 8 hrs or to constant weight

Exercise Complete


updated 10/27/20

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Round Robin Exercise #15,

Auto-catalyst blend

Complete, reports distributed

Type: Blended SiC/Cordierite 

Preparation: Blended and milled to -100 mesh

Concentration ranges: Pt 250-350 ppm, Pd 750-950 ppm, Rh < 10 ppm, carbon ~ 10%

Assay for: Pd, Pt, Rh, % carbon and loss on drying (LOD)

Basis: Report on dry basis @ 110C for minimum of 8 hrs


updated 10/27/20


IPMI / LPPM Joint Platinum Round Robin Exercise

Updated reports distributed

If you have any questions please email Sandra at mail@ipmi.org or contact me here

updated 2/13/29


SAC Round Robin #13, complete

The result report and datasheet have been completed and distributed to all participants. If you have not received your report yet please contact Sandra at Mail@IPMI.org

updated 12/18/19

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IPMI Precious Metal Sampling, Assay and Representation Symposium

Event Details

October 13th-15th, 2019

Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO

The Symposium was a great success! A HUGE thank you to all who attended and presented, the School of Mines for the amazing venue and the IPMI crew for all their behind the scenes work that made this event possible!

updated 2/13/20

SAC-PRC Seminar

IPMI Sampling & Analytical Committee and the  Petroleum Refiners Committee
Winter Seminar/Meeting
February 10th-12th, 2020
Marriott Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, TX


The seminar/meeting was very well attended. It was the largest group we had since this group was restarted! Thank to all who attended and contributed. We had several engaging presentations, fruitful discussion and ended it with a nice list of action items for the next meeting. We will have the meeting minutes posted shortly. 

Preliminary agenda