Work Item
ASTM WK74011

New Test Method for Determination of Nitrosamines in Non-potable Water by Tandem Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LCMSMS)

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.


Environmental; wastewater; water for reuse; EPA


5.1Nitrosamines are a class of nitrogen containing compounds with a known occurrence in wastewater. They may also be created in deionization and are a potential contaminant in water for reuse. The World Health Organization has issued a guideline for NDMA in drinking water at 0.1 g/L. NDMA may occur in chlorinated effluents and other wastewaters at concentrations of 0.02 g/L and higher. Other methods for nitrosamines employ solid phase extraction, which may not be applicable to wastewaters that contain particulate matter or a high organic load. This method analyses nitrosamines directly using LCMSMS. The method fits UN SDG #6 because it can be used to assess water quality, and #12 by reducing solvent usage (direct injection) and laboratory waste.

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: 09-01-2020

Technical Contact: William Lipps

Item: 001

Ballot: D19.06 (21-02)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: D19.06 (20-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 001

Ballot: D19.06 (21-05)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 010

Ballot: D19 (22-01)

Status: At Society Review