ASTM D2976-71(1998)

    Standard Test Method for pH of Peat Materials


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the electrometric measurement of the pH of peat materials. It is a means of expressing the degree of acidity or alkalinity of peat material suspended in water and 0.01 M calcium chloride solution.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address the safety problems 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.


    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

    D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction

    D4972 Test Method for pH of Soils

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    G51 Test Method for Measuring pH of Soil for Use in Corrosion Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 65.080 (Fertilizers)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101603(Peat)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2976-71R98

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    ASTM D2976-71(1998), Standard Test Method for pH of Peat Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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