Precise and accurate porosity measurement is essential for characterization of porous materials. Considering Archimedes' principle based liquid displacement methods of measuring porosity we have developed an excellent modified micro-volumetric method of porosity measurement. Changes in the liquid level in a glass pipette after immersing and also removing the porous sample were recorded by using a digital camera and analysed by ImageJ® software. Results of porosity measurement through a micro-volumetric method were compared with micro-CT results. Bland-Altman analysis showed a much higher precision and accuracy for our micro-volumetric method (bias = -0.023, CI:] -0.459, 0.413[, SD = 1.96 O') compared to the micro-CT method (bias = 6.075, CI:] -20.993, 33.142[, SD = 1.96 O'). Our highly precise and accurate micro-volumetric method of porosity measurement is particularly applicable to small ultra-light highly porous materials.
Moradi, A., Pramanik, S., Ataollahi, F., Kamarul, T., & Pingguan-Murphy, B. (2014). Archimedes revisited: Computer assisted micro-volumetric modification of the liquid displacement method for porosity measurement of highly porous light materials. Analytical Methods, 6(12), 4396-4401. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4ay00666f