ASTM Water Standard provides guide for cyanide management.
Press Release Summary:
November 1, 2011 - ASTM D7728, Guide for Selection of ASTM Analytical Methods for Implementation of International Cyanide Management Code Guidance was developed by Subcommittee D19.06 on Methods for Analysis for Organic Substances in Water. Test methods referenced in standard control and optimize use of cyanide in gold leaching process, protect wildlife when solutions are released into open impoundment facilities, and define cyanide concentration in process solutions used to select personal protection equipment.
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New ASTM Water Standard Provides Guide for Cyanide Management
Press release date: October 27, 2011
o Protect wildlife when solutions are released into open impoundment facilities;
o Define the cyanide concentration in process solutions used to select proper personal protection equipment; and
o Protect human health and aquatic wildlife from environmental releases in water and groundwater discharges. "Recent work in the development of improved methods, identification and elimination of interferences for measuring cyanide in metallurgical solutions has been a large and ongoing effort by the ASTM D19.06 cyanide task group," says William Lipps, market specialist, OI Analytical, and chairman of the task group that developed ASTM D7728. "It is the intention of D19.06 to update ASTM D7728 as method improvements applicable to the metallurgical processing industry are completed." ASTM D7728 will help users, regulatory agencies and the international community to select the proper cyanide methods for the intended purpose in analysis of metallurgical processing solutions. The new standard will also provide guidance in sampling, preservation and interpretation of results. D19.06 welcomes the participation of all interested members in its standards developing work. To purchase ASTM standards, visit www.astm.org and search by the standard designation number, or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 610-832-9585; email@example.com). ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. Technical Contact: William C. Lipps, OI Analytical, College Station, Texas, Phone: 979-690-5230; firstname.lastname@example.org
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