ASTM International - ASTM E1518-99
Standard Practice for Evaluation of Physical Compatibility of Pesticides in Aqueous Tank Mixtures by the Dynamic Shaker Method
|Publication Date:||10 March 1999|
|ICS Code (Pesticides and other agrochemicals in general):||65.100.01|
1.1 This practice describes the method for the evaluation of the physical compatibility and stability of pesticide tank mixtures diluted for aqueous application. This practice may also be adapted to use with liquid fertilizers in replacement of the water diluent.
1.2 Tank mix compatibility can be a complex evaluation. A single method or battery of methods will not always indicate whether a pesticide tank mix will be compatible in the field. The method described in this practice is run under dynamic conditions.
1.3 Proper safety and hygiene precautions must be taken when working with pesticide formulations to prevent skin or eye contact, vapor inhalation, and environmental contamination.
1.4 Read and follow all handling instructions for the specific formulation and conduct the test in accordance with good laboratory practice.
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.