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These test methods described standard procedures for gravimetrically determining the total nonvolatile and semi-volatile organic content of solvent extracts from soils or solid wastes.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D34 on Waste Management, these test methods were withdrawn in May 2014. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.
1.1 These test methods describe standard procedures for gravimetrically determining the total nonvolatile and semi-volatile organic content of solvent extracts from soils or solid wastes. The following methods are included:
Method A—Micro-Determination of TSEC
Method B—Evaporating Dish Procedure
Method C—Boiling Flask Procedure
1.2 These methods are used after a solvent extract is obtained from a soil or solid waste. For these methods to be applicable, the extraction solvent must have a boiling point less than that of water at ambient pressure.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D2109 Test Methods for Nonvolatile Matter in Halogenated Organic Solvents and Their Admixtures
D2910 Method for Removal of Organic Matter from Water by Activated Carbon Absorption
D3086 Test Method for Organochlorine Pesticides in Water
D3445 Method of Test for Nonvolatile Matter in Trichlorotrifluoroethane
D3694 Practices for Preparation of Sample Containers and for Preservation of Organic Constituents
D4281 Test Method for Oil and Grease (Fluorocarbon Extractable Substances) by Gravimetric Determination
D5369 Practice for Extraction of Solid Waste Samples for Chemical Analysis Using Soxhlet Extraction
D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management
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ASTM D5368-13, Standard Test Methods for Gravimetric Determination of Total Solvent Extractable Content (TSEC) of Solid Waste Samples (Withdrawn 2014), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top