ASTM WK48623

    Revision of D1976 - 12 Standard Test Method for Elements in Water by Inductively-Coupled Argon Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

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    Active Standard: D1976 - 20

    Developed by Subcommittee: D19.05 | Committee D19 | Contact Staff Manager



    elements; inductively-coupled argon plasma atomic emission spectroscopy; simultaneous determination;


    The ICP method will be referenced in the guide for baseline sampling of drinking water wells, however it is missing some non-metals. The revision will add Ba, Ca, K, Li, Na, P, S, SiO2 and Sr, making it more useful for base line sampling prior to hydraulic fracturing, oil and gas exploration, and during production, closure and reclamation.

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    Charles Bucknam