Air quality - Bulk materials - Part 2: Quantitative determination of asbestos by gravimetric and microscopical methods
|Publication Date:||1 September 2014|
|ICS Code (Ambient atmospheres):||13.040.20|
This part of ISO 22262 specifies procedures for quantification of asbestos mass fractions below approximately 5 %, and quantitative determination of asbestos in vermiculite, other industrial minerals and commercial products that incorporate these minerals.
This part of ISO 22262 is applicable to the quantitative analysis of:
a) any material for which the estimate of asbestos mass fraction obtained using ISO 22262-1 is deemed to be of insufficient precision to reliably classify the regulatory status of the material, or for which it is considered necessary to obtain further evidence to demonstrate the absence of asbestos;
b) resilient floor tiles, asphaltic materials, roofing felts and any other materials in which asbestos is embedded in an organic matrix;
c) wall and ceiling plasters, with or without aggregate;
d) mineral products such as wollastonite, dolomite, calcite, talc or vermiculite, and commercial products containing these minerals.
This part of ISO 22262 is primarily intended for application to samples in which asbestos has been identified at estimated mass fractions lower than approximately 5 % by weight. It is also applicable to samples that may contain asbestos at low mass fractions incorporated into matrix material such that microscopical examination of the untreated sample is either not possible or unreliable. An annex gives recommendations for the analysis of each type of material that may contain asbestos.
It is not the intent of ISO 22262 to provide instruction in the fundamental microscopical and analytical techniques.