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    Advances in Environmental Measurement Methods for Asbestos

    Beard M., Rook H.
    Published: 1999

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    This comprehensive new volume focuses on the latest research advances in measurement methods, monitoring strategies, data interpretation, and quality assurance for asbestos in bulk building materials, as well as ambient, indoor and workplace air, water, and settled dust.

    31 per-reviewed papers are divided into the following sections:

    Measurement Methods For Asbestos In Bulk Building Materials examines polarized light microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. The performance and shortcomings of certain of regulatory methods were also discussed.

    Measurement Methods For Asbestos In Ambient, Indoor And Workplace Air covers presentations on OSHA, EPA, and ISO methods for monitoring airborne asbestos by either phase contrast microscopy or TEM. It also explores research on technique for determining fiber length/diameter distributions and the depth of penetration of fibers into membrane filters.

    Measurement Methods For Asbestos In Water reviews EPA and the American Water Works Association methods for monitoring asbestos in drinking water and research on improved sample preparation techniques.

    Measurement Methods For Asbestos In Settled Dust contains controversial material on analytical methods employing TEM developed by ASTM Subcommittee D22.07 for monitoring asbestos in settled dust.

    STP 1342 is a useful guide for asbestos consultants, asbestos analytical laboratories, industrial hygienists who specialize in asbestos, building owners and managers, and Federal and State governmental units responsible for asbestos regulations.

    Committee: D22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1342-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6210-5

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2616-9