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NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods

General Laboratory Protocol

Diffusive Samplers

  • For routine evaluation of many samplers and analytes, the following are equivalent:
    • ASTM: Standard Practice for Evaluating the Performance of Diffusive Samplers, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), D 6246, 1998. Order at
    • ISO: Workplace Atmospheres - Protocol for Evaluating the Performance of Diffusive Samplers, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO/FDIS 16107, 1999. Order at
  • Diffusive Samplers - for more detailed sampler design:
    Cassinelli, M.E.; Hull, R.D.; Crable, J.; Teass, A.: Protocol for the Evaluation of Passive Monitors, in Diffusive Sampling, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, England, pp. 190 - 202, 1987.