ASTM International - ASTM E778-87(1996)
Standard Test Methods for Nitrogen in the Analysis Sample of Refuse-Derived Fuel
|Publication Date:||1 January 1996|
|ICS Code (Solid fuels):||75.160.10|
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of total Kjeldahl nitrogen in (prepared analysis) samples of (solid forms) of refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The procedures measure free ammonia or ammonia formed from the conversion of organic nitrogenous compounds such as amino acids and proteins. However, the procedures may not convert the nitrogenous compounds of some wastes to ammonia. Examples of such compounds that may not be measured are nitro compounds, hydrozones, oxines, nitrates, semicarbazones, pyridines, and some refractory tertiary amines.
1.2 Two alternatives are described for the final determination of the ammonia, the Kjeldahl-Gunning Test Method and the Acid-Titration Test Method.
1.3 The analytical data from these test methods are to be reported as part of the ultimate analysis where ultimate analysis is requested.
1.4 These test methods may be applicable to any waste material from which a laboratory analysis sample can be prepared.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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. For specific precautionary statements see 7.4.1 and Section 8.