ASTM D6052 - 97(2008)

    Standard Test Method for Preparation and Elemental Analysis of Liquid Hazardous Waste by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence

    Active Standard ASTM D6052 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    The elemental analysis of liquid hazardous waste is often important for regulatory and process specific requirements. This test method provides the user an accurate, rapid method for trace and major element determinations.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of trace and major element concentrations by energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) in liquid hazardous waste (LHW).

    1.2 This test method has been used successfully on numerous samples of aqueous and organic-based LHW for the determination of the following elements: Ag, As, Ba, Br, Cd, Cl, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, I, K, Ni, P, Pb, S, Sb, Se, Sn, Tl, V, and Zn.

    1.3 This test method is applicable for other elements (Si-U) not listed in 1.2.

    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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77101501(Risk or hazard assessment)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D6052-97R08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D6052-97(2008), Standard Test Method for Preparation and Elemental Analysis of Liquid Hazardous Waste by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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