Standard Test Methods for Lead in Water

These test methods cover the determination of dissolved and total recoverable lead in water and waste water by atomic-absorption spectrophotometry and differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry. Testing for lead is needed because it is toxic and there are limits in place for lead in potable water in the National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations. This test sees if the lead in the potable water is above or below the acceptable limit.

Analysis Type (Application Method): Atomic absorption differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry

Link to ASTM® D3559:15 Method

Compatible Filters:

Any 0.45 μm filter that will not contribute/remove metals. Groundwater sampling capsules or portable vacuum filter holder with hand vacuum pump. Filtering in field at time of collection. A compatible syringe filter would be the IC Millex® filter. Forceps to handle filter membrane.


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