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Computational formulas for total relative standard deviations of combined gravimetric-analytic determinations.

Authors
Shulman SA; Glaser RA
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1997 Jun; :1-39
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00237592
Abstract
This report considered the sources of variability in each of several determinations at the limits of quantitation of the aerosol gravimetric procedure. In an analytical gravimetric procedure, the difference between the presampling and postsampling weight of a filter is used to determine the mass of aerosol collected. The primary question is if the weight of the sample collected corresponds to the limit of quantitation of the gravimetric determination, then what is the magnitude of error for subsequent determinations, for example, of extractables. Using available data, the relative standard deviations for the determinations of the different components of the measurement processes are determined. These values can then be used in the formulas presented here to calculate the total relative standard deviations of the determinations, which can then be compared to target relative standard deviations, such as the assessment of accuracy. The authors present applications for collecting total aerosol on filters, followed by the analysis for solvent extractable material and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Analytical-methods; Chemical-analysis; Analytical-chemistry; Quantitative-analysis; Aerosol-particles; Air-quality-monitoring; Airborne-dusts
Publication Date
19970601
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-197073
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
DPSE
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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