ASTM F716 - 09

    Standard Test Methods for Sorbent Performance of Absorbents

    Active Standard ASTM F716 | Developed by Subcommittee: F20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    Significance and Use

    These methods are to be used as a basis for comparison of absorbents in a consistent manner.

    These tests are not appropriate for adsorbent materials which are covered in Test Method F726.

    These methods are not useful for a comparison of absorbents with adsorbents, even though all absorbents exhibit adsorbent properties. Both types of materials have prime areas of utility.

    These methods may not list all the safety and disposal options necessary for safe ultimate disposal of used sorbent material into the environment. Federal, state, and local regulatory rules must be followed.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the development of laboratory test data which describe the performance of absorbent materials used to remove oils and other compatible fluids from water.

    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 should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions. However, results of this test may be used as elements of a fire risk assessment which takes into account all of the factors which are pertinent to an assessment of the fire hazard of a particular end use. (For a specific warning statement see 10.4.)


    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

    F726 Test Method for Sorbent Performance of Adsorbents

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.141a Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Materials. Methods of Inspection, Sampling and Testing Available from Standardization Documents Order Desk, Bldg. 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098, Attn: NPODS.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.30 (Chemical reagents)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 76131700(Oil spill cleanup)


    DOI: 10.1520/F0716-09

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