ASTM D1886-94(1998)

    Standard Test Methods for Nickel in Water


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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods 2,3,4 cover the atomic absorption determination of nickel in water and wastewaters. Three test methods are given as follows:

    Concentration Range Sections Test Method A-Atomic Absorption, Direct 0.1 to 10 mg/L 7 to 15 Test Method B-Atomic Absorption, Chelation-Extraction 10 to 1000 [mu]g/L 16 to 24 Test Method C-Atomic Absorption, Graphite Furnace 5 to 100 [mu]g/L 25 to 33

    1.2 Test Methods A, B, and C have been used successfully with reagent grade water and natural waters. Evaluation of Test Method C was also made in condensate from a medium Btu coal gasification process. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of these test methods for other matrices.

    1.3 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 hazards statements, see Notes 4, 6, 9, and 14.

    1.4 Two former colorimetric test methods were discontinued. Refer to Appendix X1 for historical information.


    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

    D858 Test Methods for Manganese in Water

    D1066 Practice for Sampling Steam

    D1068 Test Methods for Iron in Water

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1687 Test Methods for Chromium in Water

    D1688 Test Methods for Copper in Water

    D1691 Test Methods for Zinc in 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

    D3557 Test Methods for Cadmium in Water

    D3558 Test Methods for Cobalt in Water

    D3559 Test Methods for Lead in Water

    D3919 Practice for Measuring Trace Elements in Water by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

    D4841 Practice for Estimation of Holding Time for Water Samples Containing Organic and Inorganic Constituents

    D5673 Test Method for Elements in Water by Inductively Coupled Plasma--Mass Spectrometry

    D5810 Guide for Spiking into Aqueous Samples

    D5847 Practice for Writing Quality Control Specifications for Standard Test Methods for Water Analysis


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 60104201(Water testing chemicals)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D1886-94R98

    Citation Format

    ASTM D1886-94(1998), Standard Test Methods for Nickel in Water, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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