Settled Asbestos Dust Sampling and Analysis compiles the most significant data on asbestos in settled dust. This ready reference presents an analysis of settled dusts and surface particles of all sizes for asbestosthat is useful for qualitative and quantitative assessment and helps to determine the source of fibers. The main scope of this reference includes sample collection, sample analyses, and interpretation of settled dust data, as well as the use of such data for purposes including asbestos abatement projects and in-place management programs. Sections on lead and other particulates are also included.
Introduction. Definitions and General Characteristics of Dust. Settled Dust Methods: History and Discussion. Field Guide for Asbestos Dust Sampling. Laboratory Analysis Procedures. Data: Levels of Asbestos in Dust. Information About the Source of Asbestos in Dust. Resuspension of Settled Dust. Using Settled Dust Data in Building Inspections and in Operations and Maintenance. Relevance of Settled Dust to the Design of Abatement Actions. Glossary. Appendices. Index.