ASTM International - ASTM D6538-00(2005)
Standard Guide for Sampling Wastewater With Automatic Samplers
|Publication Date:||1 July 2005|
|ICS Code (Examination of water in general):||13.060.45|
1.1 This guide covers the selection and use of automatic wastewater samplers including procedures for their use in obtaining representative samples. Automatic wastewater samplers are intended for the unattended collection of samples that are representative of the parameters of interest in the wastewater body. While this guide primarily addresses the sampling of wastewater, the same automatic samplers may be used to sample process streams and natural water bodies.
1.2 The guide does not address general guidelines for planning waste sampling activities (see Guide D 4687), development of data quality objectives (see Practice D 5792), the design of monitoring systems and determination of the number of samples to collect (see Practice D 6311), operational details of any specific type of sampler, in-situ measurement of parameters of interest, data assessment and statistical interpretation of resultant data (see Guide D 6233), or sampling and field quality assurance (see Guide D 5612). It also does not address sampling groundwater.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.