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ASTM WK84623

New Test Methods for Proximate Analysis of Biomass Materials by Macro Thermogravimetric Analysis

1. Scope

To use automatic equipment in today's market to reduce time intensive labor to analyze moisture, volatile matter and ash.


proximate; proximate analysis; biochar; bio oil; wood; biomass


The current E48 methods to analyze moisture (E871), volatile matter (E872) and ash (E1755) are dated. The new standard will include the use of automatic equipment to reduce time intensive labor for the proximate analysis in biomass materials. This standard will save both time and money in many analytical labs.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E48.05

Committee: E48

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-21-2022

Technical Contact: Eric Brown

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