The determination of sulfate is important because it has been reported that when this ion is present in excess of about 250 mg/L in drinking water, it causes a cathartic action (especially in children) in the presence of sodium and magnesium, and gives a bad taste to the water.
KeywordsASTM D516 - Drinking Water - Groundwater - Inorganic Matter Content - Sulfate Content - Surface Water - Turbidimeters - Turbidimetry
ICS CODE13.060.50 (Examination of water for chemical substances)
UNSPSC CODE47101516 (Turbidimeters)
ASTM D516-16, Standard Test Method for Sulfate Ion in Water, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org