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ASTM D3865

Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 February 2009
Status: active
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Examination of water for chemical substances): 13.060.50
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This test method covers the determination of alphaparticle- 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). Due to overlapping alpha-particle energies, this method cannot distinguish 239Pu from 240Pu. Plutonium is 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. 

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

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.

Document History

ASTM D3865
February 1, 2009
Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water
This test method covers the determination of alphaparticle- 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...
February 1, 2009
Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water
This test method covers the determination of alphaparticle- 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...
February 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water
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...
August 10, 1997
Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water
1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the determination of alpha-particle-emitting isotopes of plutonium concentrations over 0.01 Bq/L 3 pCi/L) in water by means of chemical separations and alpha...
January 1, 1990
Standard Test Method for Plutonium in Water
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October 29, 1982
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR PLUTONIUM IN WATER
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