ASTM WK66813

    New Test Method for Analysis of Target Phenols (TPs) in Soil by Multiple Reaction Monitoring Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

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    WK66813

    1. Scope

    This test method covers analysis of nonylphenol (NP), nonylphenol monoethoxylate (NP1EO), nonylphenol diethoxylate (NP2EO), octylphenol (OP), and bisphenol A (BPA), referred to collectively as target phenols (TPs), in soil, sediments, and biosolids by extraction with acetone, filtration, dilution with water, and analysis by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. The sample extracts are prepared in a solution of 75 % acetone and 25 % water because TPs have an affinity for surfaces and particles that is more pronounced at lower concentrations.


    Keywords

    nonylphenol (NP), nonylphenol monoethoxylate (NP1EO), nonylphenol diethoxylate (NP2EO), octylphenol (OP), and bisphenol A (BPA), , in soil, sediments and biosolids

    Rationale

    Annually, over 3 million dry tons of treated sewage sludge (or biosolids) are applied on agricultural lands in the U.S. Nonylphenol is a degradation product of nonylphenol ethoxylate, a surfactant used in industrial detergents and other products, and often found in biosolids.

    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:
    01-30-2019

    Technical Contact:
    Lawrence Zintek

    Item:
    001

    Ballot:
    D34.01 (19-01)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution