ASTM F716 - 18

    Standard Test Methods for Sorbent Performance of Absorbents for Use on Chemical and Light Hydrocarbon Spills

    Active Standard ASTM F716 | Developed by Subcommittee: F20.22

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.08


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 These methods are to be used as a basis for comparison of absorbents in a consistent manner.

    5.2 These tests are not appropriate for adsorbent materials which are covered in Test Method F726.

    5.3 These methods are not useful for a comparison of absorbents with adsorbents, even though all absorbents exhibit adsorbent properties. Both types of materials have prime areas of utility.

    5.4 These methods may not list all the safety and disposal options necessary for safe ultimate disposal of used sorbent material into the environment. Federal, state, and local regulatory rules must be followed.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the development of laboratory test data that describe the performance of absorbent materials (and their retention ability) for use on chemical and light hydrocarbon spills.

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

    1.3 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 a specific warning statement see 10.4.)

    1.4 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.

    Federal Standard

    Fed. Std. No. 141a Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Materials. Methods of Inspection, Sampling and Testing Available from DLA Document Services, Building 4/D, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, http://quicksearch.dla.mil.

    ASTM Standards

    F726 Test Method for Sorbent Performance of Adsorbents for use on Crude Oil and Related Spills

    Military Specification

    MIL-I-631D Insulation, Electric, Synthetic Resin Composition, Nonrigid


    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 76131700(Oil spill cleanup)


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/F0716-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F716-18, Standard Test Methods for Sorbent Performance of Absorbents for Use on Chemical and Light Hydrocarbon Spills, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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