ASTM D5530 - 94(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Total Moisture of Hazardous Waste Fuel by Karl Fischer Titrimetry

    Active Standard ASTM D5530 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    The determination of total moisture is important for assessing the quality of fuels. Water content will affect the heating value of fuels directly and can contribute to instability in the operation of an industrial furnace. Additionally, high water contents can present material handling and storage problems during winter months or in cold environments.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination by Karl Fischer (KF) titrimetry of total moisture in solid or liquid hazardous waste fuels used by industrial furnaces.

    1.2 This test method has been used successfully on numerous samples of hazardous waste fuel composed of solvents, spent oils, paints, and pigments. The expected range of applicability for this test method is between 1.0 and 100 %; however, this evaluation was limited to samples containing approximately 5 to 50 % water.

    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.


    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

    D4017 Test Method for Water in Paints and Paint Materials by Karl Fischer Method

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11141608(Hazardous waste or scrap)


    DOI: 10.1520/D5530-94R09

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