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ASTM International - ASTM D3859-08

Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 October 2008
Status: inactive
Page Count: 11
ICS Code (Examination of water for chemical substances): 13.060.50
significance And Use:

In most natural waters selenium concentrations seldom exceed 10 μg/L. However, the runoff from certain types of seleniferous soils at various times of the year can produce concentrations as... View More

scope:

1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in most waters and wastewaters. Both test methods utilize atomic absorption procedures, as follows:

Sections
Test Method A-Gaseous Hydride AAS 7 to 16
Test Method B-Graphite Furnace AAS17 to 26

1.2 These test methods are applicable to both inorganic and organic forms of dissolved selenium. They are applicable also to particulate forms of the element, provided that they are solubilized in the appropriate acid digestion step. However, certain selenium-containing heavy metallic sediments may not undergo digestion.

1.3 These test methods are most applicable within the following ranges:

Test Method A-Gaseous Hydride AAS1 to 20 μg/L
Test Method B-Graphite Furnace AAS2 to 100 μg/L

These ranges may be extended (with a corresponding loss in precision) by decreasing the sample size or diluting the original sample, but concentrations much greater than the upper limits are more conveniently determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry.

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

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 11.12 and 13.14.

7.1 This test method covers the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in the range from 1 to 20 μg/L. The range may be extended by decreasing the sample size or diluting the original sample.

7.2 This test method has been used successfully with reagent water, natural water, wastewater, and brines. The information on precision may not apply to waters of other matrices.

17.1 This test method includes the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in the range from 2 to 100 μg/L. The range may be extended by decreasing the sample size or diluting the original sample.

17.2 This test method has been used successfully with reagent water, waste treatment plant effluent, tap water, well water, and treated wood plant effluent. The information on precision may not apply to waters of other matrices.

Document History

March 15, 2015
Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in most waters and wastewaters. Both test methods utilize atomic absorption procedures, as follows:  ...
ASTM D3859-08
October 1, 2008
Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in most waters and wastewaters. Both test methods utilize atomic absorption procedures, as follows:...
June 10, 2003
Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in most waters and wastewaters. Both test methods utilize atomic absorption procedures, as...
August 10, 1998
Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable selenium in most waters and wastewaters. Both test methods utilize atomic absorption procedures, as follows: Sections...
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