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Significance and Use
This practice is intended for use by those in the waste management industries to aid in determining the compatibility of hazardous wastes before they are commingled.
1.1 These practices cover assessment of the compatibility/reactivity of waste. The individual practices are as follows:
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1.2 These practices are applicable to waste liquids, sludges, semi-solids, and solids.
1.3 These practices are designed and intended as a preliminary or supplementary test to complement the more sophisticated quantitative analytical techniques that should be used to determine waste composition and compatibilities. This standard offers the user the option and the ability to screen wastes for potentially hazardous reactions when the more sophisticated techniques are not available and the total waste composition is unknown and to screen compatibility when the composition is known. (Warning
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4.1 Exception—The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 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. For specific hazard and warning statements, see Sections 1.3, 6.1, 10, 11.2.3, 11.5.2, 16 and 23.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis
ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)
UNSPSC Code 11141608(Hazardous waste or scrap)
ASTM D5058-12, Standard Practices for Compatibility of Screening Analysis of Waste , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top