ASTM International - ASTM D4698-92(1996)
Standard Practice for Total Digestion of Sediment Samples for Chemical Analysis of Various Metals
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
1.1 This practice covers two procedures for the total digestion of sediments for subsequent determination of metals by such techniques as flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry, graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry, atomic emission spectroscopy, etc.
1.2 This practice is applicable in the subsequent determination of volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile metals of sediments.
1.3 Actual metal quantitation can be accomplished by following the various test methods outlined under other appropriate ASTM standards for the metal(s) of interest. Before selecting either of the digestion techniques outlined in this practice, the user should consult the appropriate quantitation standard(s) for any special analytical considerations, and Practice D3976 for any special preparatory considerations.
1.4 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 a specific hazard statement, see Note 7.
1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.