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This topic looks at areas in the water industry that are not as clearly defined or are new, innovative consumer and industry uses or interests. For example, understanding the link between climate change and levels of water availability is still being calculated, standards on how to accurately assess and calculate the relationship between consumption and water use (the Water Footprint). In addition, understanding the importance of sensory evaluation of water and water related beverages, and how to develop standards to make the connection between energy exploration and its impact on the water quality and geography of a region.
New Standards

D7710-14 Standard Test Method for Determination of Volume and Density of Rigid and Irregularly Shaped Molded Cellular Materials

C94/C94M-14a Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete

F2961-14 Standard Test Method for Characterizing Gripping Performance of Gloves Using a Torque Meter

D3649-06(2014) Standard Practice for High-Resolution Gamma-Ray Spectrometry of Water

D1712-09(2014) Standard Practice for Resistance of Plastics to Sulfide Staining

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Work Items

WK47261 Standard Test Method for Lead-210 in Water

WK47224 Standard Test Method for Determining the Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in the Presence of Municipal Sewage Sludge

WK42923 Standard Guide for Sampling and Analysis of Private Water Supply Wells in Areas of Petroleum Exploration and Production (E&P Operations)

WK47104 Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water

WK47105 Standard Test Method for Isotopic Uranium in Water by Radiochemistry

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Publications

MNL49-2ND User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition

MNL49DCOMBO User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition + ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Edition

MNL49PCOMBO User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition + ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Edition

STP1570 Continuous Soil Gas Measurements: Worst Case Risk Parameters

STP1568 Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soils

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