ASTM E829 - 16

    Standard Practice for Preparing Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Laboratory Samples for Analysis

    Active Standard ASTM E829 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Using this procedure a sample of RDF can be converted into a physical form suitable for laboratory fuel analysis.

    5.2 As indicated in Test Method E791, air-dry moisture, which is determined by this procedure, is essential to the calculation of other laboratory results on an as-received basis. The air-dry moisture value is used in conjunction with the results of the residual moisture determination in Test Method E790 to calculate total sample moisture.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the preparation of RDF laboratory samples for analysis, the laboratory samples having been previously obtained from representative RDF samples.

    1.2 The determination of the air-dry loss of the RDF is part of this preparation procedure and must be performed prior to the particle size reduction.

    1.3 The practice given may also be used for other RDF types but additional sample preparation steps may be necessary prior to the application of this method.

    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. Specific hazard statements are 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

    D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management

    D6044 Guide for Representative Sampling for Management of Waste and Contaminated Media

    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 Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Samples

    E791 Test Method for Calculating Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Data from As-Determined to Different Bases


    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0829-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E829-16, Standard Practice for Preparing Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Laboratory Samples for Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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