ASTM WK23671

    New Test Method for Trace Metals Analysis

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D18.25 | Committee D18 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    Qualitative standard test method for determining the boron content of hydraulically applied fiber mulches


    Fiber Mulch, Hydraulic Mulch


    Boron is an essential plant nutrient but only in very small quantities, less than 1 ppm, in qty higher than 2 ppm, plant toxicity can take place. Fiber mulches containing toxic levels of Boron would put plants at risk to high rates of mortality. Some manufacturers of cellulosic fiber mulches utilize borates to fire retard cellulose insulation, there is a potential for crossover contamination between finish products. Specifiers and regulatory agencies would require a maximum qty of Boron. Manufacturers can utilize the standard for quality assurance.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Trevor Kloeck

    Draft Under Development