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Significance and Use
5.1 Waste glass is currently recycled into various consumer products. This test method has been developed as a tool for evaluation of heavy metals in glass to satisfy reporting requirements for maximum allowable content for some applications.
5.2 The ranges within which this test method is quantitative are given in Table 1.
5.3 For amounts of the analyte elements outside the ranges in Table 1, this test method provides screening results. That is, it provides an unambiguous indication that each element can be described as present in an amount greater than the scope upper limit or that the amount of the element can be described as less than the scope lower limit with a high degree of confidence.
5.4 These methods can be applied to glass beads, plate glass, float glass, fiber glass, or ground glass. This test method has been validated for the ranges of matrix compositions that are summarized in Table 2.
5.6 All analytes are determined as the element and reported as such. These include all elements listed in Table 1. This test method may be applicable to other glass matrices, additional elements, and wider concentration ranges provided the laboratory is able to validate the broadened scope of this test method.
1.1 This test method covers field portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometric procedures for analyses of arsenic and lead in glass compositions using field portable energy dispersive XRF spectrometers.
1.2 The mass fraction range of arsenic within which this test method is quantitative is given in Table 1. Scope limits were determined from the interlaboratory study results using the approach given in Practice E1601.
1.3 The mass fraction range for which lead was tested is given in Table 1. However, lead results cannot be considered quantitative on the basis of single-sample results because the precision performance is not good enough to allow laboratories to compare results in a quantitative manner.
1.5 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. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 7 on Hazards.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D75/D75M Practice for Sampling Aggregates
D6299 Practice for Applying Statistical Quality Assurance and Control Charting Techniques to Evaluate Analytical Measurement System Performance
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
E1361 Guide for Correction of Interelement Effects in X-Ray Spectrometric Analysis
E1601 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate the Performance of an Analytical Method
E1621 Guide for X-Ray Emission Spectrometric Analysis
F2576 Terminology Relating to Declarable Substances in Materials
ANSI StandardN43.2 Radiation Safety for X-Ray Diffraction and Fluorescence Analysis Equipment
AASHTO StandardTP-97-11 Test Method for Glass Beads used in Pavement Markings
ICS Number Code 81.040.10 (Raw materials and raw glass)
ASTM F2980-13, Standard Test Method for Analysis of Heavy Metals in Glass by Field Portable X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top