ASTM D5830 - 95(2006)

    Standard Test Method for Solvents Analysis in Hazardous Waste Using Gas Chromatography

    Active Standard ASTM D5830 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is useful in identifying the major solvent constituents in hazardous waste samples. This test method is designed to support field or site assessments, recycling operations, plant operations, or pollution control programs.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is used to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the presence of the following compounds in waste samples using gas chromatography. This test method is designed for use as a screening method with a typical reporting level of 0.1 %.

    1.1.1 This compound list is a compilation of hazardous solvents and other constituents that are routinely seen in hazardous waste samples.

    1.2 The scope of this test method may be expanded to include other volatile and semivolatile organic constituents.

    1.2.1 Hydrocarbon mixtures such as kerosene and mineral spirits.

    1.2.2 High-boiling organics, defined here as compounds which boil above n-Hexadecane.

    1.2.3 Other organics that the analyst is able to identify, either through retention time data or gas chromatography/mass spectrometric (GC/MS) analysis.

    1.3 Gas chromatographic methods are recommended for use only by, or under close supervision of, an experienced analyst.

    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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.30 (Special wastes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11141608(Hazardous waste or scrap)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5830-95R06

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