Symposia / General Information

D22 Air Quality
Event Name: April 2018 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.


The Workshop on Sampling and Analytic Advances in Formaldehyde and Other Carbonyl Compounds’ Determination in Air will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA, in conjunction with the April standards development meetings of the committee.

The determination of formaldehyde (HCHO) and other carbonyl compounds (aldehydes and ketones) in air is described in ASTM D5197. This standard test method determines the formaldehyde and other carbonyl compounds concentrations in air by capture and derivatization onto silica gel coated 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) cartridges followed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation and UV-based detection. Although recently revised, the method has a long and established history, and it is also an often used and cited standard.

There have been technological advancements since the ASTM D5197 standard was first introduced; hence, there is a need for review and consideration of alternative carbonyl measurement technologies. This workshop will include presentations and discussion on alternative sampling and analytic strategies, and aims to produce a path to a revision of ASTM D5197 or promulgate alternative sampling and analytic standard test methods.


A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by mid-January 2018.


Online registration is now open and will close April 4th, 2018

A student’s fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.

A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at, or 610-832-9568.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Tessa Sulkes in Symposia Operations at, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).



On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee


Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.


Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Chairman Kurt Thaxton,, tel: 443-833-4458; or Workshop Co-Chair Xiaoyu Liu,, tel: 919-541-2459.


All meetings will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island, San Diego, CA 92101.

There are two towers in this hotel, please take note when booking your hotel room which tower your committee will be meeting in. The following committee meetings will be held in the Bay Tower: D07, D10, D14, D22, D28, D30, E33, E35, F02, F18, F20, F40. All other committee meetings and registration will be held in the Marina Tower. Committee Week Services will be provided in both towers.

Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ASTM, to the destination where we are holding this meeting, and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you book a hotel outside of the block, and a contracted room goes unsold, we must pay penalty fees to the hotel. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Reservations.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than March 02, 2018. ASTM rates are $199 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.


HILTON SAN DIEGO AIRPORT/HARBOR ISLAND HOTEL, 1960 Harbor Island Drive. Rooms are available April 9-12, 2018. The hotel is a 10 minute walk and is right on Harbor Island. The Hilton ASTM group rate is $219.00 single or double. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Hilton San Diego Reservations.

WYNDHAM SAN DIEGO BAYSIDE HOTEL, 1355 Harbor Drive. Rooms are available April 9-11, 2018. The rate is $219.00 single or double Reservations may be made via our onlinereservation system at Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel Reservations.

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. If you are eligible for the government rate select “I have an access code” and enter ASTMGOV. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Government Reservations. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will insure a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

INTERNET: In-room high-speed internet access is included in the daily resort charge of $22 .

ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.


Meeting schedules of Committee D22 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Ashley Wiand at or tel: 610-832-9551.


Committee D22 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on “Future Meetings”.