Work Item
ASTM WK52022

New Test Method for Respirable/Releasable Fiber Concentration of Asbestos and Other Fibers using the Fluidized Bed Aerosol Segregator

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge, the development of test methods, practices, guides, and terminology pertaining to sampling and analysis of atmospheres, interpretation of data, the standardization of recognized and practiced methods for measurement of atmospheric quality, and sponsoring of discussions among those active in the study of air quality.
The work of the Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM Committees and other organizations having mutual interest.


soil, asbestos, erionite, NOA, natural occurrences of asbestos, naturally occurring asbestos, risk, respirable, releasable, TEM, Fluidized Bed, FBAS


Typical soil analysis methods determine overall percentage of contaminants (such as asbestos). Results from these methods provide little insight into the associated risk. The Fluidized Bed method quantifies the amount of releasable or respirable material from the soil thereby providing the investigator with a metric that can be used for risk assessment.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D22.07

Committee: D22

Staff Manager: Ashley Wiand

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-02-2015

Technical Contact: Robyn Ray

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