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This topic looks at areas in the water industry that are not as clearly defined or are new, innovative consumer and industry uses or interests. For example, understanding the link between climate change and levels of water availability is still being calculated, standards on how to accurately assess and calculate the relationship between consumption and water use (the Water Footprint). In addition, understanding the importance of sensory evaluation of water and water related beverages, and how to develop standards to make the connection between energy exploration and its impact on the water quality and geography of a region.
New Standards

D5338-15 Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Controlled Composting Conditions, Incorporating Thermophilic Temperatures

E253-15a Standard Terminology Relating to Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products

F412-15 Standard Terminology Relating to Plastic Piping Systems

D4663-15 Standard Test Method for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Hydrolyzable Chlorine of Isocyanates

D4878-15 Standard Test Methods for Polyurethane Raw Materials: Determination of Viscosity of Polyols

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Work Items

WK50621 Acid Number of Insulating Liquids

WK50604 Standard Test Method for Alpha and Beta Activity in Water By Liquid Scintillation Counting

WK50502 Standard Test Method for Determining the Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials in the Presence of Municipal Sewage Sludge

WK50479 Standard Test Method for Response of Rigid Cellular Plastics to Thermal and Humid Aging

WK50480 Standard Test Method for Compressive Properties Of Rigid Cellular Plastics

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Publications

MNL43-3RD Technical Aspects of Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments: 3rd Edition

ACEM15V4N2 Special Issue on Ultra-High Performance Concrete

MNL49-2ND User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition

MNL49DCOMBO User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition + ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Edition

MNL49PCOMBO User's Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Edition + ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Edition

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