1.1 This method is to provide a standard laboratory test method to determine if an additive improves the effectiveness of cleaning agricultural active ingredients (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides) versus using only water from an agricultural spray system .
1.2 Include in this section the system of units to be used. Refer to the above ASTM Standards Units toolbar button for a dropdown menu of ASTM’s Form and Style Manual statements. Units of measure include concentration measurements of: Percent by weight (% w/w), Parts per Million (ppm), milligrams per liter (mg/L).
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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Spray tank residues are a key issue for the Agricultural production world. As such residues must be rinsed properly but also use a cleaner of some sort. This method provides a standard method for the determination of the relative effectiveness of spray tank cleaning products. It does not determine the extent of cleaning but is considered a comparative method for the evaluation of the relative cleaning ability of one product to the other in a standard procedure.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.
Developed by Subcommittee: E35.22
Staff Manager: Brian Milewski
Date Initiated: 03-16-2022
Technical Contact: Michael Kenty
Ballot: E35.22 (22-01)
Status: Will Reballot Item
Ballot: E35 (22-04)
Status: Negative Votes Need Resolution