Work Item
ASTM WK68866

New Test Method for Determination of Adsorbable Organic Fluorine in Waters and Waste Waters by Adsorption on Activated Carbon followed by Combustion Ion Chromatography

1. Scope

The study of water, the promotion of knowledge thereof, and the standardization of terminology methods for:
* Sampling and analysis of water, waterborne materials, and wastes, water- formed deposits and fluvial sediments,
* Surface-water hydraulics and hydrologic measurements,
* The determination of the performance of materials or products used to modify water characteristics, and
* The determination of the corrosivity or deposit forming properties of water.
The term "water" includes, but is not limited to, surface waters (rivers, lakes, artificial impoundments, runoff, etc.), groundwaters and springwaters, wastewaters (mine drainage, landfill leachate, brines, waters resulting from atmospheric precipitation and condensation (with the exception of acid deposition), process waters, potable waters, glacial melt waters, steam, water for subsurface injection and water discharges including waterborne materials and water-formed deposits.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other societies and organizations having mutual interests.


AOX; TOX; AOF; AOCl; AOBr; TOF; TOCl; TOBr; waste water; surface water; ground water


This test method provides a screening method to assess contamination of samples in total. It is useful for industrial and governmental users to screen samples before detailed analysis for PFCs, PFAS, PFOSs, or other potentially harmful compounds.

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


Developed by Subcommittee: D19.06

Committee: D19

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 06-26-2019

Technical Contact: Takuro Kato

Item: 001

Ballot: D19.06 (20-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item