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Standard Test Method for
Nicotine and 3-Ethenylpyridine in Indoor Air1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 5075; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of the last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

1. Scope

1.1 This test method covers the sampling/analysis of nicotine and 3-ethenylpyridine (3-EP) in indoor air. This test
method is based upon the collection of nicotine and 3-EP by
adsorption on a sorbent resin, extraction of nicotine and 3-EP
from the sorbent resin, and determination by gas chromatography (GC) with nitrogen selective detection. (1)2

1.2 The active samplers consist of a XAD-4 sorbent tube
attached to a sampling pump. This test method is applicable to
personal or area sampling.

1.3 This test method is limited in sample duration by the
capacity of the XAD-4 tube for nicotine (about 300 µg). This
test method has been evaluated up to 24-h sample duration;
however, samples are typically acquired for at least 1 h
(sometimes only 1 h). (2)

1.4 For this test method, limits of detection (LOD) and
quantitation (LOQ) for nicotine at a sampling rate of 1.5 L/min
are, respectively, 0.11 µg/m3 and 0.37 µg/m3 for 1-h sample
duration and 0.01 µg/m3 and 0.05 µg/m3 for 8-h sample
duration. The LOD and LOQ for 3-EP at a sampling rate of 1.5
L/min are, respectively, 0.06 µg/m3 and 0.19 µg/m3 for 1-h
sample duration and 0.01 µg/m3 and 0.02 µg/m3 for 8-h sample
duration (2). Both LOD and LOQ can be reduced by increasing
the sensitivity of the thermionic-specific detector.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as

1.6 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. Specific precautionary information is given in 13.6.

2. Referenced Documents

2.1 ASTM Standards:

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