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Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water

ASTM-D3865 - 1982(E1) EDITION - SUPERSEDED
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Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water
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Scope

1.1 This test method covers the determination of alpha-particle-emitting isotopes of plutonium concentrations over 0.01 Bq/L (0.3 pCi/L) in water by means of chemical separations and alpha pulse-height analysis (alpha-particle spectrometry). The isotopes, 239Pu, 240Pu, and 238Pu, are chemically separated from a 1-L water sample by coprecipitation with ferric hydroxide, anion exchange and electrodeposition. The test method applies to soluble plutonium and to suspended particulate matter containing plutonium. In the latter situation, an acid dissolution step is required to assure that all of the plutonium dissolves.

1.2 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. Specific hazards are given in Section 9.

Keywords

alpha spectrometry; ion exchange chromotography; plutonium; water

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11.02 (Water (II))

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13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)

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Document Number

ASTM-D3865-82e1

Revision Level

1982(E1) EDITION

Status

Superseded

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

Oct. 29, 1982

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

D19.04