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    ASTM D7731 - 17

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Dipropylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether and Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether in Sea Water by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

    Active Standard ASTM D7731 | Developed by Subcommittee: D19.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.02

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 DPGBE and EGBE have a variety of residential and industrial applications such as cleaning formulations, surface coatings, inks, and cosmetics. These analytes may be released into the environment at levels that may be harmful to aquatic life.

    5.2 This test method has been investigated for use with reagent and sea water.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of dipropylene glycol monobutyl ether (DPGBE) and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) in sea water by direct injection using liquid chromatography (LC) and detection with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). These analytes are qualitatively and quantitatively determined by this test method. This test method adheres to selected reaction monitoring (SRM) mass spectrometry.

    1.2 The detection verification level (DVL) and reporting range for DPGBE and EGBE are listed in Table 1.

    1.2.1 The DVL is required to be at a concentration at least 3 times below the reporting limit (RL) and have a signal/noise ratio greater than 3:1. Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 display the signal/noise ratio of the single reaction monitoring (SRM) transition.

    FIG. 1 Detection Verification Level Signal/Noise Ratio

    Detection Verification Level Signal/Noise RatioDetection Verification Level Signal/Noise Ratio

    FIG. 2 Reporting Level (Calibration Standard) Signal/Noise Ratio

    Reporting Level (Calibration Standard) Signal/Noise
 RatioReporting Level (Calibration Standard) Signal/Noise

    1.2.2 The reporting limit is the concentration of the Level 1 calibration standard as shown in Table 4 for DPGBE and EGBE, taking into account the 20 % sample preparation dilution factor.

    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.

    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

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

    Other Standards

    EPA Publication SW-846

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D7731-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7731-17, Standard Test Method for Determination of Dipropylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether and Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether in Sea Water by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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