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Significance and Use
Moisture is a ubiquitous and variable component of any biomass sample. Moisture is not considered a structural component of biomass and can change with storage and handling of biomass samples. The determination of the total solids content allows for the correction of biomass samples to an oven-dried solids mass that is constant for a particular sample.
This procedure is not suitable for biomass samples that visibly change on heating to 105°C, for example, unwashed acid-pretreated biomass still containing free acid.
Some materials that contain large amount of free sugars or proteins will caramelize or brown under direct infrared heating elements used in Test Method B. Total solids in these materials should be done by Test Method A.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the amount of total solids remaining after drying a sample. Materials suitable for this procedure include samples prepared in accordance with Practice E 1757
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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.
E871 Test Method for Moisture Analysis of Particulate Wood Fuels
E1690 Test Method for Determination of Ethanol Extractives in Biomass
E1757 Practice for Preparation of Biomass for Compositional Analysis
ICS Number Code 65.040.20 (Buildings and installations for processing and storage of agricultural produce)
UNSPSC Code 73101801(Biomass production services)
ASTM E1756-08, Standard Test Method for Determination of Total Solids in Biomass, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top