International Standard
ISO 22262-1:2012
Air quality — Bulk materials — Part 1: Sampling and qualitative determination of asbestos in commercial bulk materials
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ISO 22262-1:2012
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This part of ISO 22262 specifies methods for sampling bulk materials and identification of asbestos in commercial

bulk materials. This part of ISO 22262 specifies appropriate sample preparation procedures and describes in

detail the procedure for identification of asbestos by polarized light microscopy and dispersion staining.

This part of ISO 22262 also specifies simple procedures for separation of asbestos fibres from matrix materials

such as asphalt, cement, and plastics products. Optionally, identification of asbestos can be carried out using

scanning electron microscopy or transmission electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis.

Information is also provided on common analytical problems, interferences and other types of fibre that may

be encountered in the analysis.

This part of ISO 22262 is applicable to qualitative identification of asbestos in specific types of manufactured

asbestos-containing products and commercial minerals. This part of ISO 22262 is applicable to the analysis

of fireproofing, thermal insulation, and other manufactured products or minerals in which asbestos fibres can

readily be separated from matrix materials for identification.

NOTE This part of ISO 22262 is intended for use by microscopists who are familiar with polarized light microscopy

methods and the other analytical procedures specified (References [16]?[19]). It is not the intention of this part of ISO 22262

to provide instruction in the fundamental analytical techniques.

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  •  : Published
     : 2012-07
    : Close of review [90.60]
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