Dissolved Gas Determination using CRM's and the D-8028 ASTM Method

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Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has become a commonplace technique for the recovery of natural gas from deep beneath the earth’s surface. As a consequence, there has been a rise in the concern of gases escaping during the “fracking” process and contaminating nearby water sources. Testing for dissolved gases has, until recently, been done following the RSK-175 standard operating procedure. However, as RSK-175 is not an accredited method, different interpretations of the method have been employed. In order to address this issue, a formal method has been published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D-19. This application will test for dissolved gases using a Certified Reference Material (CRM) for Methane, Ethane, Ethylene and Propane using the procedures outlined in the D-8028 ASTM method.

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