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    ASTM E777 - 17a

    Standard Test Method for Carbon and Hydrogen in the Analysis Sample of Refuse-Derived Fuel

    Active Standard ASTM E777 | Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.04

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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This standard is intended to provide a method for determining the weight percent of carbon and hydrogen in an RDF analysis sample.

    5.2 Carbon and hydrogen are components of RDF and, when determined, can be used for calculating RDF combustion characteristics.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is for the determination of total carbon and hydrogen in a sample of refuse-derived fuel (RDF). Both carbon and hydrogen are determined in one analysis. This test method yields the total percentages of carbon and hydrogen in RDF as analyzed and the results include not only carbon and hydrogen in the organic matter, but also the carbon present in mineral carbonates and the hydrogen present in the free moisture accompanying the analysis sample as well as hydrogen present as water of hydration.

    Note 1: It is recognized that certain technical applications of the data derived from this test procedure may justify additional corrections. These corrections could involve compensation for the carbon present as carbonates, the hydrogen of free moisture accompanying the analysis sample, and the calculated hydrogen present as water of hydration.

    1.2 This test method may be applicable to any waste material from which a laboratory analysis sample can be prepared.

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

    1.4 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. For specific precautionary statements, see Section 8.

    1.5 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

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D5681 Terminology for Waste and Waste Management

    E790 Test Method for Residual Moisture in Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Samples

    E791 Test Method for Calculating Refuse-Derived Fuel Analysis Data from As-Determined to Different Bases

    E829 Practice for Preparing Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Laboratory Samples for Analysis

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15100000(Fuels); 77100000(Environmental management)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0777-17A

    Citation Format

    ASTM E777-17a, Standard Test Method for Carbon and Hydrogen in the Analysis Sample of Refuse-Derived Fuel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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