Standard Practice for Preparation of Materials Used for the Collection and Preservation of Atmospheric Wet Deposition
|Standards number:||ASTM D5012-20|
|Keywords:||atmospheric wet deposition samples; collection materials; sample containers; sample contamination; sample preservation;|
1.1 This practice presents recommendations for the cleaning of plastic or glass materials used for collection of atmospheric wet deposition (AWD). This practice also presents recommendations for the preservation of samples collected for chemical analysis.
1.2 The materials used to collect AWD for the analysis of its inorganic constituents and trace elements should be plastic. High density polyethylene (HDPE) is most widely used and is acceptable for most samples including samples for the determination of the anions of acetic, citric, and formic acids. Borosilicate glass is a collection alternative for the determination of the anions from acetic, citric, and formic acid; it is recommended for samples for the determination of other organic compounds.
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, health, and environmental 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.