ASTM D5811 - 20

    Standard Test Method for Strontium-90 in Water

    Active Standard ASTM D5811 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method was developed to measure the concentration of  90Sr in non-process water samples. This test method may be used to determine the concentration of  90Sr in environmental samples.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of radioactive 90Sr in environmental water samples (for example, non-process and effluent waters) in the range of 0.037 Bq/L (1.0 pCi/L) or greater.

    1.2 This test method has been used successfully with tap water. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure the validity of this test method for samples larger than 1 L and for waters of untested matrices.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 9.

    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

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1890 Test Method for Beta Particle Radioactivity of Water

    D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Test Methods of Committee D19 on Water

    D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Flowing Process Streams

    D3648 Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity

    D4448 Guide for Sampling Ground-Water Monitoring Wells

    D5673 Test Method for Elements in Water by Inductively Coupled PlasmaMass Spectrometry

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

    D6001 Guide for Direct-Push Groundwater Sampling for Environmental Site Characterization

    D7282 Practice for Set-up, Calibration, and Quality Control of Instruments Used for Radioactivity Measurements

    D7902 Terminology for Radiochemical Analyses

    Other Documents

    ANSI N42.22 Traceability of Radioactive Sources to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Associated Instrument Quality Control Available from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), 445 Hoes Ln., Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141, http://www.ieee.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances); 13.060.60 (Examination of water for physical properties)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5811-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5811-20, Standard Test Method for Strontium-90 in Water, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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