ASTM C1508 - 01(2011)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Bromine and Chlorine in UF6 and Uranyl Nitrate by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy

    Active Standard ASTM C1508 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    The method is designed to show whether or not the tested materials meet the specifications as given in Specifications C 787 and C 788.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This method covers the determination of bromine (Br) and chlorine (Cl) in uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and uranyl nitrate solution. The method as written covers the determination of bromine in UF6 over the concentration range of 0.2 to 8 μg/g, uranium basis. The chlorine in UF6 can be determined over the range of 4 to 160 μg/g, uranium basis. Higher concentrations may be covered by appropriate dilutions. The detection limit for Br is 0.2 μg/g uranium basis and for Cl is 4 μg/g uranium basis.

    1.2 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C761 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride

    C787 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride for Enrichment

    C788 Specification for Nuclear-Grade Uranyl Nitrate Solution or Crystals

    C1118 Guide for Selecting Components for Wavelength-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Systems

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel); 60104810(Spectroscopes)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C1508-01R11

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C1508-01(2011), Standard Test Method for Determination of Bromine and Chlorine in UF6 and Uranyl Nitrate by X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectroscopy, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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