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ASTM D2974

Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 15 March 2007
Status: inactive
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Fertilizers): 65.080
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These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks.

Method A - moisture is determined by drying peat or organic sample at 105 °C.

Method B - Alternative moisture method which removes the total moisture in two steps: (1) evaporation of moisture at room temperature, (2) subsequent oven drying of air dried sample at 105 °C.

Method C - Ash content of a peat or organic soil sample is determined by igniting oven dried sample from moisture content determination in a muffle furnace at 440 °C.

Method D - Ash content of a peat or organic soil sample is determined by igniting oven dried sample from moisture content determination in a muffle furnace at 750 °C.

This test method should be used for geotechnical and general classification. In addition, the test method should be used when peats are being evaluated for use as a fuel.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. Use Practice D 6026 for determining significant digits to report.

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.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.

Document History

January 15, 2020
Standard Test Methods for Determining the Water (Moisture) Content, Ash Content, and Organic Material of Peat and Other Organic Soils
These test methods cover the measurement of water (moisture) content, ash content, and organic material in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. Test Method D2216...
January 15, 2020
Standard Test Methods for Determining the Water (Moisture) Content, Ash Content, and Organic Material of Peat and Other Organic Soils
These test methods cover the measurement of water (moisture) content, ash content, and organic material in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. Test Method D2216...
November 1, 2014
Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. Test Method D2216 provides an...
June 1, 2013
Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. Test Method D2216 provides an...
ASTM D2974
March 15, 2007
Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. Method A – moisture is...
January 1, 2007
Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. Method A – moisture is...
August 10, 2000
Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
1. Scope 1.1 These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. 1.2 The values...
May 29, 1987
Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils
1. Scope 1.1 These test methods cover the measurement of moisture content, ash content, and organic matter in peats and other organic soils, such as organic clays, silts, and mucks. 1.2 The values...
October 26, 1984
STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR MOISTURE, ASH, AND ORGANIC MATTER OF PEAT MATERIALS
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