ASTM-D5257 Standard Test Method for Dissolved Hexavalent Chromium in Water by Ion Chromatography

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1.1 This test method covers procedures for the determination of dissolved hexavalent chromium in wastewater, surface water, and drinking water.

1.2 The precision and bias of this test method has been tested in reagent water and industrial wastewater and has been found suitable over the range of approximately 1 to 1000 μg/L. See Table 1 for details. Higher levels can be determined by appropriate dilution.

1.3 Samples containing very high levels of anionic species (that is, chloride, sulfate, etc.) may cause column overload. Samples containing high levels of reducing species (that is, sulfides, sulfites, etc.) may cause reduction of Cr(VI) to Cr(III). This can be minimized by buffering the sample to a pH of 9 to 9.5, filtering it, storing it at <6°C. aA holding time of 28 days may be used if the user can demonstrate that such holding time does not affect sample integrity per US EPA 40 CFR 136 Part II.

1.4 The values stated in either SI or inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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.


analysis; hexavalent chromium; ion chromatography; wastewater; water; Chromium content--water; Dissolved elements (of water); Hexavalent chromium testing; Ion chromatography (IC); Ion exchange chromatography; Wastewater testing/treatment; ICS Number Code 71.060.50 (Salts)

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