ASTM D3859 - 15 - Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water

ASTM D3859 - 15

Standard Test Methods for Selenium in Water

Status : Current   Published : March 2015



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:

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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:

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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. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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.

Standard NumberASTM D3859 - 15
TitleStandard Test Methods for Selenium in Water
Publication Date15 March 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Atomic absorption, Furnace (Method B), Hydride technique (Method A), Selenium, Total recoverable selenium, Water
File Size205 KB

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