1.1 This test method describes a solid phase extraction (SPE) procedure to separate 99Tc from environmental water samples (that is, non-process and effluent waters). Technetium-99 beta activity is measured by liquid scintillation spectrometry.
1.2 This test method is designed to measure 99Tc in the range of approximately 0.037 Bq/L (1.0 pCi/L) or greater for a one litre sample.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. Values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.4 This 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.
1.5 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
D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Methods of Committee D19 on Water
D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits
D4448 Guide for Sampling Ground-Water Monitoring Wells
D5847 Practice for Writing Quality Control Specifications for Standard Test Methods for Water Analysis
D6001 Guide for Direct-Push Water Sampling for Geoenvironmental Investigations
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