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Significance and Use
5.3 This guide describes quality assurance procedures to be followed when obtaining cross-sectional means of temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific electrical conductance, and pH of water flowing in open channels.
Stabilization Criteria for Measurements
Specific Electrical Conductance:
5.4 Field measurement must accurately represent the water flowing in the open channel being measured. Methods need to be used that will result in an accurate representation of the mean of the parameter of interest. Procedures must be used that will take into consideration the variation in the parameter across the sections and with depth.
5.5 Temperature and DO must be measured directly in the water in the open channel. SC and pH are often measured in situ, but also may be measured in a subsample of a composite sample collected using discharge-weighted methods.
1.2 This guide provides guidelines for preparation and calibration of the equipment to collect cross-sectional means of temperature, dissolved oxygen, specific electrical conductance, and pH of water flowing in open channels.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D888 Test Methods for Dissolved Oxygen in Water
D1125 Test Methods for Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity of Water
D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D1293 Test Methods for pH of Water
D4410 Terminology for Fluvial Sediment
D4411 Guide for Sampling Fluvial Sediment in Motion
D5464 Test Method for pH Measurement of Water of Low Conductivity
ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)
ASTM D6764-02(2013), Standard Guide for Collection of Water Temperature, Dissolved-Oxygen Concentrations, Specific Electrical Conductance, and pH Data from Open Channels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top