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ASTM D5058 - 12 Standard Practices for Compatibility of Screening Analysis of Waste


Source: ASTM International

This practice is intended for use by those in the waste management industries to aid in determining the compatibility of hazardous wastes before they are commingled.

1. Scope

1.1 These practices cover assessment of the compatibility/reactivity of waste. The individual practices are as follows

Practice ACommingled Waste Compatibility: 8-12
Practice BPolymerization Potential (Reaction with
Triethylamine): 13-18
Practice CWater Compatibility: 19-25

1.2 These practices are applicable to waste liquids, sludges, semi-solids, and solids.

1.3 These practices are designed and intended as a preliminary or supplementary test to complement the more sophisticated quantitative analytical techniques that should be used to determine waste composition and compatibilities. This standard offers the user the option and the ability to screen wastes for potentially hazardous reactions when the more sophisticated techniques are not available and the total waste composition is unknown and to screen compatibility when the composition is known. (WarningDelayed or slow reactions of wastes may go unnoticed.)

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

1.4.1 Exception—The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 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. For specific hazard and warning statements, see Sections 1.3, 6.1, 10, 11.2.3, 11.5.2, 16 and 23.

2. Referenced Documents(purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E1 Specification for ASTM Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers
E200 Practice for Preparation, Standardization, and Storage of Standard and Reagent Solutions for Chemical Analysis

Index Terms

compatibility; waste screening ; Commingled waste compatibility; Compatibility--waste materials; Municipal solid waste (MSW); Polymerization; Screen analysis--waste materials/applications; Triethylamine; Wastewater testing/treatment

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)

DOI: 10.1520/D5058-12

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