ASTM WK46273

    New Test Method for Determination Perfluorinated Compounds in Water, Sludge, Influent, Effluent, Wastewater by Multiple Reaction Monitoring Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS).

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D19.06 | Committee D19 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This procedure covers the quick, cheap, reliable and effective method for analysis of selected perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) (perfluoroalkyl carboxylates, perfluoroalkyl sulfonates, and fluorotelomer acids) in a water matrix by filtration followed by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry analysis. The samples are prepared in 50% methanol (for sludge samples- under basic condition at pH ~ 9-10 by adding ammonium hydroxide), filtered, and then acidified with acetic acid (pH ~ 3-4) and analyzed by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry.

    Standard for the analysis of PFCs that can be used to monitor waters. Very fast sample preparation and analysis.


    Mass spectrometry, Fluorinated chemicals, survey analysis. Quick easy sample preparation and analysis.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Lawrence Zintek


    D19 (14-02)

    Ballot Item Approved as D7979-2015 and Pending Publication