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Significance and Use
The standard sample is available to producers and users of RDF as a method of determining the weight percent of carbon and hydrogen in the analysis sample.
Carbon and hydrogen are part of the ultimate analysis of a fuel and can be used for calculations of combustion parameters.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of total carbon and hydrogen in a sample of refuse-derived fuel (RDF). Both carbon and hydrogen are determined in one operation. This test method yields the total percentages of carbon and hydrogen in RDF as analyzed and the results include not only the carbon and hydrogen in the organic matter, but also the carbon present in mineral carbonates and the hydrogen present in the free moisture accompanying the analysis sample as well as hydrogen present as water of hydration.
Note 1—It is recognized that certain technical applications of the data derived from this test procedure may justify additional corrections. These corrections could involve compensation for the carbon present as carbonates, the hydrogen of free moisture accompanying the analysis sample, and the calculated hydrogen present as water of hydration.
1.2 This test method may be applicable to any waste material from which a laboratory analysis sample can be prepared.
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 precautionary 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.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management
E180 Practice for Determining the Precision of ASTM Methods for Analysis and Testing of Industrial and Specialty Chemicals
E790 Test Method for Residual Moisture in a Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Sample
E791 Test Method for Calculating Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Data from As-Determined to Different Bases
E829 Practice for Preparing Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Laboratory Samples for Analysis
ICS Number Code 75.160.10 (Solid fuels)
UNSPSC Code 15100000(Fuels); 77100000(Environmental management)