ASTM International - ASTM D3645-03
Standard Test Methods for Beryllium in Water
|Publication Date:||10 January 2003|
|ICS Code (Examination of water for chemical substances):||13.060.50|
significance And Use:
These test methods are significant because the concentration of beryllium in water must be measured accurately in order to evaluate potential health and environmental effects.
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable beryllium in most waters and wastewaters:
|Test Method A-Atomic Absorption, Direct||10 to 500 μg/L||7 to 16|
|Test Method B-Atomic Absorption, Graphite Furnace||10 to 50 μg/L||17 to 25|
1.2 The analyst should direct attention to the precision and bias statements for each test method. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of these test methods for waters of untested matrices.
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. For specific hazard statements, see Section 12 and 23.4.