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    ASTM C1580 - 20

    Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Sulfate in Soil

    Active Standard ASTM C1580 | Developed by Subcommittee: C09.69

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This test method can be used to determine if soils could have an adverse reaction with hydraulic cement concrete.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is for the determination of water-soluble sulfate in soils.

    1.2 This test method was developed for concentrations of water-soluble sulfate in soils between 0.02 and 3.33 % sulfate by mass.

    1.3 This test method does not determine sulfur in any form except as sulfate.

    1.4 Some governing bodies regulate the movement of soils from one area to another. It is up to the sampler and laboratory to comply with all regulations.

    1.5 The text of this test method refers to notes and footnotes that provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.7 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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

    C114 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Hydraulic Cement

    C125 Terminology Relating to Concrete and Concrete Aggregates

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E60 Practice for Analysis of Metals, Ores, and Related Materials by Spectrophotometry

    E275 Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrophotometers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.080.10 (Chemical characteristics of soil)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111501(Soil)


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    DOI: 10.1520/C1580-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM C1580-20, Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Sulfate in Soil, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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