Standard Test Method for Effect of Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate on Strength of Mortar
|Publication Date:||1 July 2005|
|ICS Code (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar):||91.100.10|
This test method covers the determination of the effect on mortar strength of the organic impurities in fine aggregate, whose presence is indicated using Test Method C 40. Comparison is made between compressive strengths of mortar made with washed and unwashed fine aggregate.
The SI values shown are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound values shown in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
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.(Warning - Fresh hydraulic cementitous mixtures are caustic and may cause chemical burns to exposed skin and tissue upon prolonged exposure.)(Footnote 2)
Footnote * - A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard.
Footnote 2 - See section on Safety Precautions, Manual of Aggregate and Concrete Testing, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol 04.02.