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Proposed Standard covers ion exchange oxygen removal cartridges.

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May 21, 2013 - Proposed standard ASTM WK39806, Practice for the Capacity of Ion Exchange Oxygen Removal Cartridge, will provide comprehensive approach to analyzing oxygen removal cartridges. Specifically, this standard, being developed by Subcommittee D19.08 on Membranes and Ion Exchange Materials, will help determine exchange capacity of ion exchange oxygen removal cartridge used to remove dissolved oxygen from water. Interested parties are invited to join in standards developing activities.

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ASTM Water Committee Developing Proposed Standard for Ion Exchange Oxygen Removal Cartridges

Press release date: May 16, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—A proposed new ASTM International standard will provide the first comprehensive approach to analyzing oxygen removal cartridges. ASTM WK39806, Practice for the Capacity of Ion Exchange Oxygen Removal Cartridge, is being developed by Subcommittee D19.08 on Membranes and Ion Exchange Materials, part of ASTM International Committee D19 on Water.

ASTM WK39806 will help determine the exchange capacity of an ion exchange oxygen removal cartridge used to remove dissolved oxygen from water.

“Oxygen removal cartridges are used in critical applications in which the technology calls for low oxygen levels in deionized water,” says G. Taylor Smith, president, Ionex Technologies, and a D19 member. “There are several different manufacturers of these cartridges, and, in order to evaluate the best product, a standard practice must be developed.”

All interested parties are invited to join in the standards developing activities of D19.08. The subcommittee oversees standards pertaining to ion exchange resins, as well as powder and EDM. D19.08 also handles membrane products used with water treatment. This includes reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and membrane filters, all of which are ubiquitous in many current technologies.

ASTM International welcomes participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit www.astm.org/JOIN.

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ASTM Committee D19 Next Meeting: June 2-6, 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, Colo.

Technical Contact: G.Taylor Smith, Ionex Technologies Inc., Fall River, Mass., Phone: 508-677-2881; info@ionextechnologies.com
ASTM Staff Contact: Alyson Fick, Phone: 610-832-9710; afick@astm.org
ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org