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ASTM C1580-20

Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Sulfate in Soil

Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Sulfate in Soil C1580-20 ASTM|C1580-20|en-US Standard Test Method for Water-Soluble Sulfate in Soil Standard new BOS Vol. 04.02 Committee C09
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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.


1.1 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.02
Developed by Subcommittee: C09.69
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/C1580-20
ICS Code: 13.080.10