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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.

    Table of Contents

    Analysis of Asbestos in Bulk Materials—1980 to 1997

    Comparison of Quantitative Techniques for Analysis of Bulk Asbestos Proficiency Testing Materials

    A Personal Perspective on Teaching Asbestos Analysis: Lessons from the Classroom and Laboratory

    Bulk Asbestos Laboratory Programs in the United States—Seventeen Years in Retrospect

    The Habit of Asbestiform Amphiboles: Implications for the Analysis of Bulk Samples

    Asbestos Measurement in Soils and Bulk Materials: Sensitivity, Precision, and Interpretation — You can have it All

    A Validated Method for Gravimetric Determination of Low Concentrations of Asbestos in Bulk Materials

    “Internal Standard Addition” Method for Identifying Asbestos Containing Materials In Bulk Samples Containing Low Levels of Asbestos

    ASTM's Bulk Method: Where Are We, Where are We Headed, Where Should We Be Headed?

    Strategy, Development and Laboratory Calibration of a Personal Passive Sampler for Monitoring the Asbestos Exposure of Maintenance Workers

    Direct-Reading Measurement of Fiber Length/Diameter Distributions

    International Organization for Standardization Methods for Determination of Asbestos in Air

    Proposed ASTM Method for the Determination of Asbestos in Air by TEM and Information on Interfering Fibers

    Shortcomings in Airborne Asbestos Analysis Filtered from New York State's Proficiency-Testing Data

    Negative Exposure Assessments for Asbestos Floor Tile Work Practices

    The Use of Scanning Confocal Microscopy to Measure the Penetration of Asbestos into Membrane Filters

    Asbestos in Water Methods: EPA's 100.1 & 100.2 and AWWA's Standard Method 2570

    A Rapid Procedure for Preparation of Transmission Electron Microscopy Specimens from Polycarbonate Filters

    Measurements of Chrysotile Fiber Retention Efficiencies for Polycarbonate and Mixed Cellulose Ester Filters

    Sludge, Crud and Fish Guts: Creative Approaches to the Analysis of Non-Standard Water Samples for Asbestos

    Asbestos in Drinking Water Performance Evaluation Studies

    Proficiency Testing for all Fiber Sizes in Drinking Water: the Long and the Short of it

    A Study of the Reproducibility of the Micro-Vac Technique As A Tool for the Assessment of Surface Contamination in Buildings with Asbestos-Containing Materials

    Dust and Airborne Concentrations - is There a Correlation?

    Further Observations of Settled Asbestos Dust in Buildings

    Some Statistical Principles in Asbestos Measurement and Their Application to Dust Sampling and Analysis

    An Overview of Settled Dust Analytical Methods and Their Relative Effectiveness

    Applications of the ASTM Asbestos in Dust Method D5755

    Correlated Measurements of Airborne Asbestos-Containing Particles and Surface Dust

    Incorporating Dust Sampling into the Asbestos Management Program

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: D22

    DOI: 10.1520/STP1342-EB

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

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