Standard Withdrawn, Replaced Replaced By: C1463    Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017
ASTM C1317-95

Standard Practice for Dissolution of Silicate or Acid-Resistant Matrix Samples (Withdrawn 2001)


1.1 This practice covers alkaline fusion of silicate matrix samples (or other matrices difficult to dissolve in acids) using an electric Bunsen burner mounted on an orbital shaker. This practice has been used successfully to dissolve borosilicate glass, dried glass melter feeds, various simulated nuclear waste forms, and dried soil samples.

1.2 This fusion apparatus and the alkaline fluxes described are suitable for use in shielded radiation containment facilities such as hot cells and shielded hoods.

1.3 When samples dissolved using this practice are radioactive, the user must follow radiation protection guidelines in place for such materials.

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 8.

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