ASTM D5839 - 96(2006)

    Standard Test Method for Trace Element Analysis of Hazardous Waste Fuel by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM D5839 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    The analysis of trace elements is often a regulatory and process specific requirement for facilities utilizing LHWF. With proper instrument standardization, set-up, and quality control, this test method provides the user an accurate, rapid, nondestructive method for trace element determinations.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method applies to the determination of trace element concentrations by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (EDXRF) spectrometry in typical liquid hazardous waste fuels (LHWF) used by industrial furnaces.

    1.2 This test method has been used successfully on numerous samples of LHWF that are mixtures of solvents, oils, paints, and pigments for the determination of the following elements: Ag, As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Hg, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, and Tl.

    1.3 This test method also may be applicable to elements not listed above and to the analysis of trace metals in organic liquids other than those used as LHWF.

    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

    C982 Guide for Selecting Components for Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Systems


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.30 (Special wastes); 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115403(Spectrometers); 77100000(Environmental management)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5839-96R06

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