ASTM WK63940

    New Test Method for Moisture Analysis of Plutonium Dioxide (PuO2) by Thermogravimetric Mass Spectrometry (TGA-MS)

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    WK63940

    1. Scope

    This test method provides necessary information to determine the total amount of moisture (physisorbed and chemisorbed water molecules) in a PuO2 sample using a combination of thermogravimetric and mass spectrometric analyses.


    Keywords

    PuO2; composition; compositional analysis; thermogravimetry; mass spectrometry; moisture

    Rationale

    This test method is useful when performing analysis in cases where a maximum amount of moisture content in PuO2 samples has been agreed upon by interested parties. For example this method can be used to determine the moisture content of some types of PuO2 packaged to meet the requirements of DOE-STD-3013.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    06-15-2018

    Technical Contact:
    Ben Karmiol

    Status:
    Draft Under Development