1.1 This guide is intended for application to soils that may contain volatile organic compounds. 1.2 This guide provides a general procedure and considerations associated with using of a disposable handheld soil core sampler to collect and temporarily store a soil sample for volatile organic analysis. 1.3 In general, an initial soil sample is collected (see Guides D6169 and D6282) and the disposable handheld soil core sampler is then used to collect the 5 or 25 g soil sample from the initial soil core sample. The disposable handheld soil core sampler can also serve as a sample storage chamber. It is recommended that this standard be used in conjunction with Guides D4547, D4687, D6169, D6232, D6282, D6418, and D6640, as appropriate, which provide information on the collection of the initial soil core sample. 1.4 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. All observed and calculated values shall conform to the guidelines for significant digits and rounding established in Practice D 6026. 1.5 This guide offers an organized collection of information or a series of options and does not recommend a specific course of action. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this guide may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a projects many unique aspects. The word Standard in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process. 1.6 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.
Keywordsdisposable handheld soil core sampler; soil sampling; sample storage; volatile organic compounds (VOCs); volatile organic analysis
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