ASTM E2316 - 03(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Determination of Particles Resulting from the Attrition of Granular Pesticides

    Active Standard ASTM E2316 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    Significance and Use

    This test method is designed specifically for granular pesticide formulations.

    This test method helps provide information on health hazards likely to arise from exposures by the inhalation route. It can be of use in selecting dose levels for chronic studies and for establishing safety criteria for human exposure.

    The amount of fines determined by this method is a measure of potential inhalation and respiration toxicity because the hazards of inhaled solid substances are influenced by physical factors such as particle size.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is used to determine the amount and particle size distribution curve of particles with diameter 106 micrometers or smaller resulting from the attrition of granular pesticides.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 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. For specific hazard statement, see Section 8.


    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

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E725 Test Method for Sampling Granular Carriers and Granular Pesticides

    CIPAC Standard

    CIPAC Test Method MT 187 The size distribution of the particles with sieve diameter less than 106 m is determined by laser light diffraction using CIPAC Test Method MT 187.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.100.01 (Pesticides and other agrochemicals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 10191500(Pesticides or pest repellents)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2316-03R09

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