1.1 This test method covers the determination of hardness in water by titration with potentiometric detection via optical sensor. This test method is applicable to waters that are free of chemicals that will complex calcium or magnesium. The lower detection limit of this test method is approximately 2 to 5 mg/L as CaCO3; the upper limit can be extended to all concentrations by sample dilution. It is possible to differentiate between hardness due to calcium ions and that due to magnesium ions by this test method. 1.2 This test method is applicable to both colorless and colored water samples including groundwater, surface water, wastewater, and drinking water. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 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.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.05
Staff Manager: Brian Milewski
Date Initiated: 02-07-2020
Technical Contact: Jay Gandhi