ASTM D5232 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Stability and Miscibility of a Solid, Semi-Solid, or Liquid Waste Material

    Active Standard ASTM D5232 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method will identify waste materials that are potentially unstable when they come in contact with other materials at a waste treatment or disposal site.

    5.2 This test method will serve to determine the miscibility of waste materials with various media, including other wastes.

    5.3 This test method may not be applicable to all wastes. The appropriateness of these tests depends upon the proposed management of the waste.

    5.4 Since the initiation of some chemical reactions are slow to take place, the user may wish to establish reagent-to-waste contact times prior to observing the mixes for any reactions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is designed to determine whether a waste material reacts when it is mixed with air, water, strong acid, strong base, an oil/solvent mixture, other waste mixtures, or solid media such as a geological formation or solidification agents.

    1.2 The miscibility of the waste material with the above media can also be defined.

    Note 1The following ASTM standards provide supplemental information: Test Methods D4978, D4979, D4980, D4981, D4982, D5049, D5057, and D5058.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.4 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 statements, see Section 8.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D4978 Test Methods for Screening of Reactive Sulfides in Waste

    D4979 Test Method for Physical Description Screening Analysis in Waste

    D4980 Test Methods for Screening of pH in Waste

    D4981 Test Method for Screening of Oxidizers in Waste

    D4982 Test Methods for Flammability Potential Screening Analysis of Waste

    D5049 Test Method for Screening Cyanides In Waste

    D5057 Test Method for Screening Apparent Specific Gravity and Bulk Density of Waste

    D5058 Practices for Compatibility of Screening Analysis of Waste

    D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.030.10 (Solid wastes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77100000(Environmental management)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5232-13

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