ASTM-D3686 › Standard Practice for Sampling Atmospheres to Collect Organic Compound Vapors (Activated Charcoal Tube Adsorption Method)
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1.1 This practice covers a method for the sampling of atmospheres to determine the presence of certain organic vapors by means of adsorption on activated charcoal using a charcoal tube and a small portable sampling pump worn by a worker. A list of some of the organic chemical vapors that can be sampled by this practice is provided in Annex A1. This list is presented as an information guide and should not be considered as absolute or complete.
1.2 This practice does not cover any method of sampling that requires special impregnation of activated charcoal or other adsorption media.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 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. A specific safety precaution is given in 9.4.
activated charcoal tube; air monitoring; charcoal tube; organic vapors; sampling and analysis; workplace atmospheres; ICS Number Code 13.040.20 (Ambient atmospheres)
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April 1, 2013