Enter the total surface area (m^2) and the total mass (kg) into the Specific Surface Area Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Specific Surface Area.

## Specific Surface Area Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Specific Surface Area.

SSA = SA / M

• Where SSA is the Specific Surface Area (m^2/kg)
• SA is the total surface area (m^2)
• M is the total mass (kg)

## How to Calculate Specific Surface Area?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Specific Surface Area.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the total surface area (m^2).
• The total surface area (m^2) is given as: 150.
2. Next, determine the total mass (kg).
• The total mass (kg) is provided as: 3.
3. Finally, calculate the Specific Surface Area using the equation above:

SSA = SA / M

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

SSA = 150 / 3 = 50.00 (m^2/kg)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total surface area (m^2) = 160

total mass (kg) = 8