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1.1 This practice describes field sampling of solid wastes for subsequent volatile organics analysis in the laboratory. This practice is also intended to apply to soils and sediments that may contain volatile waste constituents.
1.2 Both the collection of the sample and the method of containing the sample for shipment to the laboratory are considered.
1.3 This practice concerns only sampling methods to be used in the field; it does not cover laboratory preparation of containers or solutions or other laboratory techniques related to processing or analysis of the samples.
1.4 It is recommended that this standard be used in conjunction with Guide D4687.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 specific precautionary statements, see Section 6.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D1586 Test Method for Penetration Test (SPT) and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils
D3550 Practice for Thick Wall, Ring-Lined, Split Barrel, Drive Sampling of Soils
D4687 Guide for General Planning of Waste Sampling
D4700 Guide for Soil Sampling from the Vadose Zone
D5058 Practices for Compatibility of Screening Analysis of Waste
D5792 Practice for Generation of Environmental Data Related to Waste Management Activities: Development of Data Quality Objectives
D6051 Guide for Composite Sampling and Field Subsampling for Environmental Waste Management Activities
D6282 Guide for Direct Push Soil Sampling for Environmental Site Characterizations
D6418 Practice for Using the Disposable En Core Sampler for Sampling and Storing Soil for Volatile Organic Analysis
D6640 Practice for Collection and Handling of Soils Obtained in Core Barrel Samplers for Environmental Investigations
E856 Definitions of Terms and Abbreviations Relating to Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Refuse Derived Fuel
ICS Number Code 13.080.05 (Examination of soil in general)
ASTM D4547-98, Standard Guide for Sampling Waste and Soils for Volatile Organic Compounds, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.orgBack to Top