Significance and Use
The reactivity and instability of O3 preclude the storage of O3 concentration standards for any practical length of time, and precludes direct certification of O3 concentrations as Standard Reference Materials (SRMs). Moreover, there is no available SRM that can be readily and directly adapted to the generation of O3 standards analogous to permeation devices and standard gas cylinders for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. Dynamic generation of O3 concentrations is relatively easy with a source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. However, accurately certifying an O3 concentration as a primary standard requires assay of the concentration by a comprehensively specified analytical procedure, which must be performed every time a standard is needed (9).
This practice is not designed for the routine calibration of O3 monitors at remote locations (see Practices D5011).
1.1 This practice covers a means for calibrating ambient, workplace, or indoor ozone monitors, and for certifying transfer standards to be used for that purpose.
1.2 This practice describes means by which dynamic streams of ozone in air can be designated as primary ozone standards.
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See Section 8 for specific precautionary statements.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres
D3195 Practice for Rotameter Calibration
D3249 Practice for General Ambient Air Analyzer Procedures
D3631 Test Methods for Measuring Surface Atmospheric Pressure
D5011 Practices for Calibration of Ozone Monitors Using Transfer Standards
E220 Test Method for Calibration of Thermocouples By Comparison Techniques
E591 Practice for Safety and Health Requirements Relating to Occupational Exposure to Ozone
E644 Test Methods for Testing Industrial Resistance Thermometers
ambient atmospheres; calibration; indoor atmospheres; monitoring; ozone calibration; primary ozone standard; primary standard; transfer standard; ultraviolet photometry; workplace atmospheres; Calibration--air/atmospheric analysis instruments; Ozone (O3); Photometry--atmospheric analysis; Ultraviolet (UV) analysis--atmospheric applications; Ultraviolet (UV) calibration; Zero air;
ICS Number Code 13.040.01 (Air quality in general)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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