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ASTM WK23397

New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Determination of Strontium-89 and Strontium-90 in Water by Cerenkov Counting

1. Scope

This test method covers the determination of radiostrontium in water samples (for example, drinking, non-process, and effluent waters) with concentrations of 0.37 Bq/L (10 pCi/L) for 89Sr and 0.037 Bq/L (1 pCi/L) for 90Sr, or greater.


radioactive strontium; radioactivity; radiochemistry


This standard meets a need in the industry for a robust method for determining Sr-89 and Sr-90 in samples using a technology for which no standard methods currently exist.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D19.04

Committee: D19

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

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Date Initiated: 03-16-2009

Technical Contact: Robert Shannon

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