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Standard Test Method for Screening Fuels in Soils

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Standard Practice for Screening Fuels in Soils


1.1 This test method is a screening procedure for determining the presence of fuels containing aromatic compounds in soils. If the contaminant fuel is available for calibration, the approximate concentration of the fuel in the soil can be calculated. If the contaminant fuel type is known, but the contaminant fuel is not available for calibration, an estimate of the concentration of the fuel in the soil can be determined using average response factors. If the nature of the contaminant fuel is unknown, the screening test method can be used to identify the possible presence of contamination.

1.2 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.


absorbance; contamination; extraction; field screening; fuels; soils; ICS Number Code 75.160.20 (Liquid fuels)

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1996 R01 EDITION



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Publication Date

Oct. 10, 1996

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

9 pages

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