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Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D19 on Water, this Test Method was withdrawn in 2011 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the capillary gas chromatographic determination of various organochlorine pesticides, including some of their degradation products and related compounds in finished drinking water. This test method is not limited to this particular aqueous matrix; however, its applicability to other aqueous matrices must be determined. The tested compounds include the following:
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1.2 and list the applicable concentration ranges and precision and bias statements for this test method. The applicability of this test method to other compounds must be demonstrated.
1.3 The extract derived from this procedure may be analyzed for these constituents by using the gas chromatography (GC) conditions prescribed in Test Method D 5175 (capillary column). Although the columns used in this test method may be adequate for analyzing PCBs, no data were collected for any multi-congener constituents during methods development.
1.4 This test method is restricted to use by or under the supervision of analysts experienced in the use of GC and interpretation of gas chromatograms. Each analyst must demonstrate the ability to generate acceptable results using the procedures described in Section 12.
1.5 Analytes that are not separated chromatographically by either the primary or secondary chromatographic columns (for example, analytes having very similar retention times) cannot be identified and measured individually in the same calibration mixture or water sample unless an alternative technique for identification and quantitation exists (see 7.9 and 13.4).
1.6 When this test method is used to analyze unfamiliar samples for any or all of the analytes listed in 1.1, analyte identifications and concentrations should be confirmed by at least one additional technique.
1.7 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.8 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. Specific hazards statements are given in Section 9.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D1192 Specification for Equipment for Sampling Water and Steam in Closed Conduits
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Methods of Committee D19 on Water
D3370 Practices for Sampling Water
D3694 Practices for Preparation of Sample Containers and for Preservation of Organic Constituents
D3856 Guide for Good Laboratory Practices in Laboratories Engaged in Sampling and Analysis of Water
D4128 Practice for Identification of Organic Compounds in Water by Combined Gas Chromatography and Electron Impact Mass Spectrometry
D4210 Practice for Interlaboratory Quality Control Procedures and a Discussion on Reporting Low-Level Data
D5175 Test Method for Organohalide Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Water by Microextraction and Gas Chromatography
D5810 Guide for Spiking into Aqueous Samples
E260 Practice for Packed Column Gas Chromatography
E355 Practice for Gas Chromatography Terms and Relationships
E697 Practice for Use of Electron-Capture Detectors in Gas Chromatography
E1510 Practice for Installing Fused Silica Open Tubular Capillary Columns in Gas Chromatographs
U.S. EPA StandardsMethod680, Determination of Pesticides and PCBs in Water and Soil/Sediment by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Revision 3.0, 1988)
AOAC StandardMethod990.06, Organochlorine Pesticides in Water