ASTM D5247-92

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D5247-92 Standard Test Method for Determining the Aerobic Biodegradability of Degradable Plastics by Specific Microorganisms (Withdrawn 2004)

    Developed by Subcommittee: D20.96

    WITHDRAWN, NO REPLACEMENT

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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This test method describes the procedures required to carry out a pure-culture study for evaluating the biodegradation of degradable plastics in submerged culture under aerobic conditions. Degradation will be evaluated by weight loss, tensile strength loss, percent-elongation loss and changes in molecular-weight distribution.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D20 on Plastics, this test method was withdrawn in April 2001 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the procedures required to carry out a pure-culture study for evaluating the biodegradation of degradable plastics in submerged culture under aerobic conditions. Degradation will be evaluated by weight loss, tensile strength loss, percent-elongation loss and changes in molecular-weight distribution.

    1.2 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.


    DOI: 10.1520/D5247-92

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