EPA Method 5F

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EPA Method 5F:
DETERMINATION OF NONSULFATE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS FROM STATIONARY SOURCES

Summary:
Particulate matter is withdrawn isokinetically from the source and collected on a filter maintained at a temperature in the range 160 ? 14 EC (320 ? 25 EF). The collected sample is extracted with water. A portion of the extract is analyzed for sulfate content by ion chromatography. The remainder is neutralized with ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH), dried, and weighed. The weight of sulfate in the sample is calculated as ammonium sulfate [(NH4)2SO4], and is subtracted from the total particulate weight; the result is reported as nonsulfate particulate matter.

Scope:
This method is applicable for the determination of nonsulfate PM emissions from stationary sources. Use of this method must be specified by an applicable subpart of the standards, or approved by the Administrator for a particular application.

Date Issued:
9/25/1996