Method 5040

Diesel Particulate Matter (as Elemental Carbon)

This method is for the collection and analysis of diesel particulate matter from workplace air.  The sample is collected on a quartz fiber filter.  After collection, the filter is analyzed by thermal-optical analysis using a flame ionization detector.

The working range of the method is  6 to 630 ug/m3.



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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   None specified in the method.
Preservatives:   None specified in the method.
Required Preps:   37mm quartz filter 3 piece cassette (Pallflex Tissue Quartx 250 0QAT-UP)
Collection Method:   The method recommends a 2-4 L/min. flow rate and a 142L sample collection volume.
Analytical Methodology:   Thermal-optical analyzer
Documentation:   5040

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit
Elemental carbon

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.