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ASTM D5613

94th Edition, September 15, 1994

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Standard Test Method for Open-Channel Measurement of Time of Travel Using Dye Tracers

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2014

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 94th Edition, September 15, 1994
  • Published Date: January 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 20
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This test method covers a means of measuring the time-of-travel of water and waterborne solutes by the use of dye tracers and tracing techniques. This test method is similar to methods developed by the U.S. Geological Survey and described in other referenced documents.

This test method describes the dye tracers, measuring equipment used, and field and laboratory procedures customarily used.

This test method describes the methods of tracer study analysis and data presentation.

The user of this test method should address the following concerns regarding the use of tracers in water bodies:

Determine whether the chemical has clearance or approval or has potential or preceived impacts relating to potable, industrial, irrigation, or fish and wildlife use.

Determine whether approvals are required by involved agencies.

Document contacts regarding notification.

The values stated in inch-pound units except for chemical concentrations and liquid volumes for step dilutions, which are stated in SI units, are to be regarded as the standard.

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 specific hazards statements, see Section 9.