ASTM-G136 Standard Practice for Determination of Soluble Residual Contaminants in Materials by Ultrasonic Extraction

ASTM-G136 - 2003 R16(E1) EDITION - CURRENT
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Standard Practice for Determination of Soluble Residual Contaminants in Materials by Ultrasonic Extraction



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1.1 This practice may be used to extract nonvolatile and semivolatile residues from materials such as new and used gloves, new and used wipes, component soft goods, and so forth. When used with proposed cleaning materials (wipes, gloves, and so forth), this practice may be used to determine the potential of the proposed solvent or other fluids to extract contaminants (plasticizers, residual detergents, brighteners, and so forth) and deposit them on the surface being cleaned.

1.2 This practice is not suitable for the evaluation of particulate contamination.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded 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.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

5.1 This practice is suitable for the determination of extractable substances that may be found in materials used in systems or components requiring a high level of cleanliness, such as oxygen systems. Soft goods, such as seals and valve seats, may be tested as received. Gloves and wipes, or samples thereof, to be used in cleaning operations may be evaluated prior to use to ensure that the proposed extracting agent does not extract or deposit chemicals, or both, on the surface to be cleaned.

5.2 Wipes or other cleaning equipment may be tested after use to determine the amount of contaminant removed from a surface.

Note 1: The amount of material extracted may be dependent upon the frequency and power density of the ultrasonic unit.

5.3 The extraction efficiency has been shown to vary with the frequency and power density of the ultrasonic unit. The unit, therefore, must be carefully evaluated to optimize the extraction conditions.


contaminant; contamination; extraction; nonvolatile residue; oxygen systems; total carbon (TC); ultrasonic extraction ;; ICS Number Code 19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general); 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

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14.04 (Laboratory Apparatus; Degradation of Materials; SI; Oxygen Fire Safety)

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19.020 (Test conditions and procedures in general)

71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis Including spectrophotometric and chromatographic analysis)

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2003 R16(E1) EDITION



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May 1, 2017

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