DOD QSM 5.3 and 5.4. Technically not a test method, the DOD QSM (Quality Systems Manual) provides baseline laboratory quality control requirements for DOD projects. QSM v5.3 was published in September of 2020. Table B-15 lists the specific requirements for analyzing PFAS in matrices other than drinking water. QSM v5.4 was published in late 2021, adding Table B-24 and mirroring the protocols required in Draft Method 1633. Both QSM v5.3 an v5.4 are currently valid, but it’s anticipated that these versions will be superseded by QSM v6.0 when it is finalized. (Expected in late 2022)
DOD AFFF01, Rev 1.0. Military installations are heavy users of AFFF. Although newer foams are formulated without PFAS, they have yet to be cleared by the FAA or the DOD for use in an aviation emergency. AFFF also has a long shelf life and the chemical ingredients aren’t always clearly listed. To support compliance with the new MIL-SPEC, the DOD has developed this method for testing the PFAS content in these foams.
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