ASTM International - ASTM D4822-88(1999)
Standard Guide for Selection of Methods of Particle Size Analysis of Fluvial Sediments (Manual Methods)
|Publication Date:||10 June 1999|
|ICS Code (Examination of physical properties of water):||13.060.60|
1.1 This guide covers the selection of methods for determining the size distribution of fluvial sediments particles in the range greater than 0.45 [mu]m using manual methods. Manual methods are defined as those methods that require the operator to do some actual measurements and calculations. An automated method would be one which after the sample is prepared and inserted into an instrument, the instrument (machine) does the measuring and calculations, not the operator. Not all manual methods are presented in this guide. However, where available, at least two methods for each particle size range are given.
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.