D5811-00 Standard Test Method for Strontium-90 in Water

Copyright 2002 ASTM International,
West Conshohocken, PA. All rights reserved.

1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of radioactive 90Sr in environmental water samples (for example, non-process and effluent waters) in the range of 0.037 Bq/L (1.0 pCi/L) or greater.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This test method has been used successfully with tap water. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure the validity of this test method for samples larger than 1 L and for waters of untested matrices.

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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 9.

2. Referenced Documents

D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1890 Test Method for Beta Particle Radioactivity of Water
D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Methods of Committee D-19 on Water
D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits
D3648 Practices for the Measurement of Radioactivity

Index Terms 
extraction chromatography; radioactive strontium; radioactivity; radiochemistry; strontium-90; water