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ASTM D1068-10

Standard Test Methods for Iron in Water

Standard Test Methods for Iron in Water D1068-10 ASTM|D1068-10|en-US Standard Test Methods for Iron in Water Standard new BOS Vol. 11.01 Committee D19
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Significance and Use

Iron is the second most abundant metallic element in the earth's crust and is essential in the metabolism of plants and animals. If presented in excessive amounts, however, it forms oxyhydroxide precipitates that stain laundry and porcelain. As a result, the recommended limit for iron in domestic water supplies is 0.3 mg/L. These test methods are useful for determining iron in many natural waters.


1.1 These test methods cover the determination of iron in water. Procedures are given for determining total iron, dissolved iron, and ferrous iron. Undissolved iron may be calculated from the total iron and dissolved iron determinations. The test methods are given as follows:

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.05
Pages: 12
DOI: 10.1520/D1068-10
ICS Code: 13.060.50