ASTM-D3976 › Standard Practice for Preparation of Sediment Samples for Chemical Analysis
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1.1 This practice describes standard procedures for preparation of test samples (including the removal of occluded water and moisture) of field samples collected from locations such as streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and oceans.
1.2 These procedures are applicable to the determination of volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile constituents of sediments.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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. For a specific precautionary statement, see .
chemical analysis; nonvolatile constituents; preparation; sediment samples; semivolatile; volatile;; ICS Number Code 13.060.45 (Examination of water in general)
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1992 R15 EDITION
Jan. 15, 2015