ASTM-D3972 Standard Test Method for Isotopic Uranium in Water by Radiochemistry

ASTM-D3972 - 2009 R15 EDITION - CURRENT
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1.1 This test method covers the determination of alpha-particle-emitting isotopes of uranium in water by means of chemical separations and alpha pulse-height analysis (also known as alpha-particle spectrometry). Uranium is chemically separated from a water sample by coprecipitation with ferrous hydroxide, anion exchange, and electrodeposition. The test method applies to soluble uranium as well as to any uranium that might be present in suspended matter in the water sample. This test method is applicable for uranium processing effluents as well as substitute ocean water. When suspended matter is present, an acid dissolution step is added to assure that all of the uranium dissolves. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of this test method for waters of untested matrices.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 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 warning statements are given in Section 9.

Keywords

alpha-particle spectrometry; isotopes; radioactivity; radiochemistry; uranium; water;; ICS Number Code 13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)

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Document Number

ASTM-D3972-09(2015)

Revision Level

2009 R15 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Reapproval

Publication Date

Jan. 15, 2015

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

7 pages

Committee Number

D19.04