ASTM C1254 - 18

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Uranium in Mineral Acids by X-Ray Fluorescence

    Active Standard ASTM C1254 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is applicable to aqueous solutions of uranium containing 0.05 to 20 g uranium per litre of solution presented to the spectrometer.

    5.2 Either wavelength-dispersive or energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence systems may be used provided the software accompanying the system is able to accommodate the use of internal standards.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the steps necessary for the preparation and analysis by X-ray fluorescence (XRF) of mineral acid solutions containing uranium.

    1.2 This test method is valid for those solutions containing 0.05 to 20 g uranium/L as presented to the spectrometer. Higher concentrations may be covered by appropriate dilutions.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

    1.4 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 9 and Note 1.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    Other Document

    ANSI/HPS N43.2–2001 Radiation Safety for X-ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Analysis Equipment Available from the Health Physics Society, McLean, Virginia, 22101.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1254-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1254-18, Standard Test Method for Determination of Uranium in Mineral Acids by X-Ray Fluorescence, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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