ASTM D5715-00(2006)

    Standard Test Method for Estimating the Degree of Humification of Peat and Other Organic Soils (Visual/Manual Method)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a system for visually discriminating peat and other highly organic soils on the basis of degree of humification.

    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.


    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

    D2944 Practice of Sampling Processed Peat Materials

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

    D4427 Classification of Peat Samples by Laboratory Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.080.40 (Hydrological properties of soil)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15101603(Peat)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D5715-00R06

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    ASTM D5715-00(2006), Standard Test Method for Estimating the Degree of Humification of Peat and Other Organic Soils (Visual/Manual Method), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2006, www.astm.org

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