ASTM D6420 - 99(2010)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Gaseous Organic Compounds by Direct Interface Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM D6420 | Developed by Subcommittee: D22.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.07


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    Significance and Use

    This field test method determines the mass concentration of VOHAPs (or any subset) listed in Section 1.

    Multiplying the mass concentration by the effluent volumetric flow rate (see 2.2) yields mass emission rates.

    This field test method employs the typical laboratory GCMS techniques and QA/QC procedures.

    This field test method provides data with accuracy and precision similar to most laboratory GCMS instrumentation.

    Note 1—Supporting data are available from ASTM Headquarters Request RR:_______.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method employs a direct interface gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GCMS) to identify and quantify the 36 volatile organic compounds (or sub-set of these compounds) listed as follows. The individual Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) numbers are listed after each compound.


    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

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D3195 Practice for Rotameter Calibration

    EPA Test Methods

    Method624–Purg


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41115703(Gas chromatographs); 77100000(Environmental management)


    DOI: 10.1520/D6420-99R10

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