Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Controlled Composting Conditions. Incorporating Thermophilic Temperatures
|Publication Date:||1 June 2015|
This test method determines the degree and rate of aerobic
biodegradation of plastic materials on exposure to a
NOTE 1-During composting, thermophilic temperatures are most
readily achieved in large-scale, professionally-manag
This test method is designed to yield a percentage of conversion of carbon in the sample to carbon dioxide. The rate of biodegradation is monitored as well.
This test method is designed to be applicable to all plastic materials, which are intended to be composted in facilities that achieve thermophilic temperatures.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 8.
This test method is equivalent to ISO 14855.
*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard