This method does not generate a toxic mixed waste as does the potassium dichromate titration. The method may not be applied to scrap or waste samples until such time as it is qualified by obtaining results statistically equivalent to those obtained by the potassium dichromate method on the same sample types.
The method recommends that an aliquot of sample is weighed and that a mass titration is used, in order to obtain improved precision and accuracy. This does not preclude the use of any alternative techniques which could give equivalent performance. As the performance of some steps of the method is critical, the use of some automatic device has some advantages, mainly in the case of routine analysis.