Standard Practice for Preparation of Biomass for Compositional Analysis
|Publication Date:||1 January 1995|
|ICS Code (Buildings and installations for processing and storage of agricultural produce):||65.040.20|
1.1 This practice covers a reproducible way to convert hardwoods, softwoods, herbaceous materials (such as switch-grass and sericea), agricultural residues (such as corn stover, wheat straw, and bagasse), wastepaper (such as office waste, boxboard, and newsprint), feedstocks pretreated to improve suitability for fermentation and fermentation residues into a uniform material suitable for compositional analysis.
1.2 Milling and sieving actions both produce large amounts of dust. This dust can be a nuisance hazard and irritant. Use appropriate respiratory protection as needed. If excessive amounts of dust are allowed to become airborne a potential explosion hazard is possible. Provide appropriate dust control measures as needed.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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.