ASTM D5811 - 08(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Strontium-90 in Water

    Active Standard ASTM D5811 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method was developed to measure the concentration of 90Sr in non-process water samples. This test method may be used to determine the concentration of 90Sr in environmental samples.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of radioactive 90Sr in environmental water samples (for example, non-process and effluent waters) in the range of 0.037 Bq/L (1.0 pCi/L) or greater.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 This test method has been used successfully with tap water. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of this test method for samples larger than 1 L and for waters of untested matrices.

    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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 9.


    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

    D1890 Test Method for Beta Particle Radioactivity of 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

    D3648 Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity

    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 Ground Water Sampling for Environmental Site Characterization

    D7282 Practice for Set-up, Calibration, and Quality Control of Instruments Used for Radioactivity Measurements


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances); 13.060.60 (Examination of water for physical properties)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/D5811

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