Work Item
ASTM WK71058

New Test Method for Detection of Water Soluble Petroleum Oils by A-TEEM Optical Spectroscopy and Multivariate Analysis

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.


A-TEEM; CDOM; FDOM; oil spill detection and monitoring; early warning; surface water


This test method will be used by drinking water treatment plant operators and technicians as a first line of defense for detecting petroleum product spills in source water to prevent their uptake and contamination of the processed water and treatment infrastructure. This rapid, purely-optical, reagent- and extraction-free method yields sensitivity in the microgram/L range consistent with the USEPA Maximum Contamination Levels for Benzene and other regulated petroleum compounds for finished water.

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: 12-12-2019

Technical Contact: Linxi Chen

Item: 012

Ballot: D19 (21-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 009

Ballot: D19 (22-01)

Status: At Society Review