ASTM E1109 - 86(2009)

    Standard Test Method for Determining the Bulk Density of Solid Waste Fractions

    Active Standard ASTM E1109 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    This test method describes a physical property of solid waste in processing facilities; a property that characterizes the solid waste streams and hence the operation of resource recovery separators and processors.

    The bulk density is an important property for the design of materials handling equipment, separators, and processors.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method determines the bulk density of various fractions from the resource recovery processing of municipal solid waste. It is intended as a means of characterizing such fractions and for providing data useful to designers of solid waste processing plants.

    1.2 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 precautionary information is given in Section 7.


    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

    C702 Practice for Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size

    D75 Practice for Sampling Aggregates

    E689 Reference Radiographs for Ductile Iron Castings

    E1107 Test Method for Measuring the Throughput of Resource-Recovery Unit Operations


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77100000(Environmental management)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1109-86R09

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