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    ASTM D5149 - 02(2016)

    Standard Test Method for Ozone in the Atmosphere: Continuous Measurement by Ethylene Chemiluminescence

    Active Standard ASTM D5149 | Developed by Subcommittee: D22.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.07

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Air quality standards for ozone have been promulgated by government authorities to protect the health and welfare of the public. Though ozone itself is a toxic material, it is often complex organic compounds that cause the symptoms of smog such as tearing and burning eyes. However, ozone is the predominant oxidant and is much more easily monitored than organic species. Since ozone concentrations are also correlated with other photochemical oxidant levels, it is the substance that is specified in air quality standards and regulations.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the sampling and continuous analysis of the ozone content of the atmosphere at concentrations of 20 to 2000 μg of ozone/m3 (10 ppb (v) to 1 ppm (v)).

    1.2 This test method is limited in application by its sensitivity to interferences as described below. This test method is not suitable for personal sampling because of instrument size and sensitivity to vibration and ambient temperature.

    1.3 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. Some specific precautionary statements are presented in Section 8.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D1357 Practice for Planning the Sampling of the Ambient Atmosphere

    D1914 Practice for Conversion Units and Factors Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    D3249 Practice for General Ambient Air Analyzer Procedures

    D3670 Guide for Determination of Precision and Bias of Methods of Committee D22

    D5011 Practices for Calibration of Ozone Monitors Using Transfer Standards

    D5110 Practice for Calibration of Ozone Monitors and Certification of Ozone Transfer Standards Using Ultraviolet Photometry

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Standards

    EPA-600/4-79-056 Transfer Standards for Calibration of Air Monitoring Analyzers for Ozone (NTIS: PB80146871)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.040.20 (Ambient atmospheres)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D5149-02R16

    Citation Format

    ASTM D5149-02(2016), Standard Test Method for Ozone in the Atmosphere: Continuous Measurement by Ethylene Chemiluminescence, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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