ASTM D2977-71(1998)

    Standard Test Method for Particle Size Range of Peat Materials for Horticultural Purposes


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers measurement of the weight percentage of fractions of a peat material defined in terms of selected ranges of screen sizes.

    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

    D2974 Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Other Organic Soils

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

    D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing

    D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.120 (Particle size analysis. Sieving)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101603(Peat); 70110000(Horticulture)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2977-71R98

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    ASTM D2977-71(1998), Standard Test Method for Particle Size Range of Peat Materials for Horticultural Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1998, www.astm.org

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