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ASTM D888-05
Standard Test Methods for Dissolved Oxygen in Water

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1.1 These test methods cover the determination of dissolved oxygen in water. Three test methods are given as follows:

Range, mg/LSections
Test Method A-Titrimetric Procedure-High Level>1.08 to 15
Test Method B-Instrumental Probe Procedure0.05 to 2016 to 25
Test Method C-Luminescence-based Sensor0.05 to 2026 to 29

1.2 The precision of Test Methods A and B was carried out using a saturated sample of reagent water. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of the 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 a specific precautionary statement, see Note 17.

Significance and Use

Dissolved oxygen is required for the survival and growth of many aquatic organisms, including fish. The concentration of dissolved oxygen may also be associated with corrosivity and photosynthetic activity. The absence of oxygen may permit anaerobic decay of organic matter and the production of toxic and undesirable esthetic materials in the water.

General Product Information

Document Type Standard
Status Superseded
Publisher:    American Society for Testing and Materials
Committee D 19
Withdrawn Date 21 Dec 2009
Superseded By:
ASTM D888-09
ASTM D888-03

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CONTAINED IN VOL. 11.01, 2005

Covers the determination of dissolved oxygen in water.
Does not purport to address all of the safety problems,
if any, associated with its use.


2005 [01/08/2005]
2003 [01/07/2003]
92(R1996) [01/03/1997]
92 [01/09/1992]
87 E1
81 E1

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