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Guidelines for air sampling and analytical method development and evaluation.

Authors
Kennedy-ER; Fischbach-TJ; Song-R; Eller-PM; Shulman-SA
Source
NIOSH 1995 May; :1-110
NIOSHTIC No.
00230315
Abstract
The protocol for evaluation of sampling and analytical methods for airborne contaminants originally developed in 1974 for NIOSH and OSHA was expanded; these guidelines provided the expanded protocol. Procedures to follow in estimating the precision, bias and accuracy of a sampling and analytical method were presented. Guidance and procedures to evaluate a method relative to the 25% accuracy criterion in terms of one of three mutually exclusive possible conclusions (positive, negative, or inconclusive) were included. The procedure was made up of five steps: selection of compounds for method development and evaluation; development of the sampling and analytical method; evaluation of the method; preparation of a written version of the method; and preparation of a technical report on the development and evaluation. The method evaluation section discussed recovery of the analyte from the medium, stability of analyte on the sampling medium, stability of the sampling medium prior to use, sample generation, capacity of the sampler and the sampling rate, pressure drop across the sampler, precision, bias, and accuracy, and field evaluation.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Sampling-equipment; Sampling-methods; Samplers; Air-samplers; Air-quality-monitoring; Analytical-methods
Publication Date
19950501
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB96-134564
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 95-117
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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