ASTM International - ASTM D5368-93
Standard Test Methods for Gravimetric Determination of Total Solvent Extractable Content (TSEC) of Solid Waste Samples
|Publication Date:||1 January 2001|
1.1 These test methods describe standard procedures for gravimetrically determining the total nonvolatile and semi-volatile organic content of solvent extracts from soils or solid wastes. The following methods are included:
|Method B--Evaporating Dish Procedure||14-16|
|Method C--Boiling Flask Procedure||17-19|
1.2 These methods are used after a solvent extract is obtained from a soil or solid waste. For these methods to be applicable, the extraction solvent must have a boiling point less than that of water at ambient pressure.
1.3 The total solvent extractable content (TSEC) of a soil, sediment, sludge, or solid waste depends upon the solvent and method used for the extraction procedure.