ASTM WK37674

    New Practice for Standard Practice for Collection of Particulates by Wipe Sampling for Subsequent Determination of Wipe Collection Efficiency

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    1. Scope

    This standard practice covers the collection of particulate by wipe sampling using a friction/slip tester or equivalent device to control wipe sampling factors. This practice allows for direct comparison of particle collection efficiency of different wipe materials that may be used in wipe sampling of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) materials. Collection efficiency is determined by counting fluorescent particles as specified in this practice, or by subsequent extraction and analysis procedures specific to the type of particulate (not included in this practice.

    Swipe sampling is a necessary step prior to analysis for collection of samples in CBRNE detection for Homeland Security and emergency response situations.


    Sampling, Wipe, Swipe, Particles, Collection, Efficiency, Recovery

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Nancy Lin

    Draft Under Development