Standard Practice for Estimating the Degree of Humification of Peat and Other Organic Soils (Visual/Manual Method)
|Publication Date:||1 November 2014|
|ICS Code (Hydrological properties of soils):||13.080.40|
This practice covers the visual determination of the degree of humification of peat and other highly organic soils. This practice is not used for the determination of the degree of organic decomposition of organic matter in mineral soils.
This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace the standard of care by which the adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without consideration of a project's many unique aspects. The word "Standard" in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved though the ASTM consensus process.
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