ASTM G210 - 13

    Standard Practice for Operating the Severe Wastewater Analysis Testing Apparatus

    Active Standard ASTM G210 | Developed by Subcommittee: G01.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Domestic wastewater headspace environments are corrosive due to the presence of sewer gases and sulfuric acid generated during the biogenic sulfide corrosion process.5 This operating procedure provides an accelerated exposure to sewer gases and concentration of sulfuric acid commonly produced by bacteria within these sewer environments.6

    5.2 The results obtained by the use of this practice can be a means for estimating the protective barrier qualities of a protective coating or lining for use in severe sewer conditions.

    5.3 Some protective coatings or linings may not withstand the exposure temperature specified in this practice but have demonstrated satisfactory performance in actual sewer exposures, which are at lower temperatures.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the basic apparatus, procedures, and conditions required to create and maintain the severe wastewater analysis testing apparatus used for testing a protective coating or lining.

    1.2 This apparatus may simulate the pertinent attributes of a typical domestic severe wastewater headspace (sewer) environment. The testing chamber comprises two phases: (1) a liquid phase containing a prescribed acid and saline solution, and (2) a vapor phase consisting of air, humidity, and concentrated sewer gas (Note 1). The temperature of the test chamber is elevated to create accelerated conditions and reaction rates.

    Note 1For the purposes of this practice, sewer gas is composed of hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and methane gas.

    1.3 Caution—This practice can be extremely hazardous. All necessary precautions need to be taken when working with sewer gas, sulfuric acid, and a glass tank. It is highly recommended that a professional testing laboratory experienced in testing with hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, and methane gases perform this practice.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.5 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. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 8 on Hazards.


    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

    A36 Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    C307 Test Method for Tensile Strength of Chemical-Resistant Mortar, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings

    C387 Specification for Packaged, Dry, Combined Materials for Mortar and Concrete

    C580 Test Method for Flexural Strength and Modulus of Elasticity of Chemical-Resistant Mortars, Grouts, Monolithic Surfacings, and Polymer Concretes

    D610 Practice for Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D660 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Checking of Exterior Paints

    D661 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Cracking of Exterior Paints

    D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints

    D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D2370 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Organic Coatings

    D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers

    D6677 Test Method for Evaluating Adhesion by Knife

    D7091 Practice for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals

    ISO Standards

    ISO16773 Paints- and Varnishes- Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) on High Impedance Coated Samples. Part 1: Terms and Definitions

    ISO16773 Paints- and Varnishes- Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) on High Impedance Coated Samples. Part 2: Collection of Data

    ISO16773 Paints- and Varnishes- Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) on High Impedance Coated Samples. Part 3: Processing and Analysis of Data from Dummy Cells


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.30 (Sewage water)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/G0210

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