ASTM D5174 - 07(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Trace Uranium in Water by Pulsed-Laser Phosphorimetry

    Active Standard ASTM D5174 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is useful for the analysis of total uranium in water following wet-ashing, as required, due to impurities or suspended materials in the water.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of total uranium, by concentration, in water within the calibrated range of the instrument, 0.1 μg/L or greater. Samples with uranium by mass, levels above the laser phosphorimeter dynamic range are diluted to bring the concentration to a measurable level.

    1.2 This test method was used successfully with reagent water. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of this test method for waters of untested matrices.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.4 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

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Test Methods of Committee D19 on Water

    D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits

    D3856 Guide for Management Systems in Laboratories Engaged in Analysis of Water

    D4448 Guide for Sampling Ground-Water Monitoring Wells

    D5847 Practice for Writing Quality Control Specifications for Standard Test Methods for Water Analysis

    D6001 Guide for Direct-Push Groundwater Sampling for Environmental Site Characterization

    E131 Terminology Relating to Molecular Spectroscopy


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D5174-07R13

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