ISO 15767:2003 provides recommendations for controlling the analytical uncertainty associated with aerosol collection medium instability, where collection medium or substrate includes any article used to collect particles (e.g. filter or foam material) as well as those supporting elements which must be analysed by weighing.
ISO 15767:2003 is applicable to results compiled both from the literature and, if necessary and feasible, through laboratory experiment. Expected errors associated with given aerosol capture methods are quantified where possible. Recommendations as to materials to be used are given. Means of controlling or correcting errors arising from instability are provided. Recommendations for the weighing procedure are given. A procedure for estimating weighing errors is described. Finally, recommendations are given for the reporting of measured masses.