1. Scope 1.1 This test method describes X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometric procedures used to screen glass for the heavy metal content of: arsenic; antimony; and lead. 1.2 These methods are applicable for screening homogenous glass beads, fiber glass, plate/float glass or ground glass for heavy metal content. 1.3 This method is NOT applicable to fully quantify the composition of homogenous glass specimens. This method can not be used to determine the valence states of atoms or ions. 1.4 These methods are applicable for a range from 20 mg/kg to approximately 1 wt. % for arsenic, antimony, and lead. Actual range may be modified. 1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.6 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.
ILS 208, 16.2EDXRF, Energy Dispersive, X-ray, X-ray fluorescence, XRF, glass
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
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