SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

A Comparative Study of Permeation Tests: Gravimetric Method vs ASTM Method F-739


A comparative study of the F-739 ASTM permeation test method and the gravimetric test method using different types of gravimetric permeation cells was performed. Two aluminum gravimetric cup cells and one commercial glass jar was used. Independent of the type of gravimetric permeation cell used, breakthrough time and permeation rate values obtained using the gravimetric method are equivalent to those obtained using the ASTM method. Problems with safe handling and with the cell seals were found with the first type of cup cell tried. A new type of conical cell that is easier to handle was developed.

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Lara, J
Institut de Recherche en Santé et en Securité du Travail du Québec (IRSST), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
de Merchant, J
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ketelson, H
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Developed by Committee: F23
Pages: 363–381
DOI: 10.1520/STP19174S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5194-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1430-2