ASTM D7168 - 16

    Standard Test Method for 99Tc in Water by Solid Phase Extraction Disk

    Active Standard ASTM D7168 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method has not been evaluated for all possible matrices. Test method suitability should be determined on specific waters of interest.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes a solid phase extraction (SPE) procedure to separate 99Tc from environmental water (non-process-related or effluent water samples). Technetium-99 beta activity is measured by liquid scintillation spectrometry.

    1.2 This test method is designed to measure 99Tc in the range of approximately 0.037 Bq/L (1.0 pCi/L) or greater for a one litre sample.

    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 Technetium-99 alternatively can be determined in water samples using Practice D8026.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.6 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

    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

    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

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


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.60 (Examination of water for physical properties)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41104007(Water samplers)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7168-16

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    ASTM D7168-16, Standard Test Method for 99Tc in Water by Solid Phase Extraction Disk, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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