ASTM International - ASTM D5975-96(2004)

Standard Test Method for Determining the Stability of Compost by Measuring Oxygen Consumption

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 August 1996
Status: historical
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment): 13.030.40
significance And Use:

A measurement of compost stability is needed for several reasons. It aids in assessing whether the composting process has proceeded sufficiently far to allow the finished compost to be used for... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method covers the stability of a compost sample by measuring oxygen consumption after exposure of the the test compost to a well-stabilized compost under controlled-composting conditions on a laboratory scale involving active aeration. This test method is designed to yield reproducible and repeatable results under controlled conditions that resemble the end of the active composting phase. The compost samples are exposed to a well-stabilized compost inoculum that is prepared from municipal solid waste or waste similar to the waste from which the test materials are derived. The aerobic composting takes place in an environment where temperature, aeration, and humidity are monitored closely and controlled.

1.2 This test method yields a cumulative amount of oxygen consumed/g of volatile solids in the samples over a four-day period. The rate of oxygen consumption is monitored as well.

1.3 this test method is applicable to different types of compost samples including composts derived from wastes, such as municipal solid waste, yard waste, source-separated organics, biosolids, and other types of organic wastes that do not have toxicity levels that are inhibitory to the microorganisms present in aerobic composting systems.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

1.5 there is no similar or equivalent ISO method.

1.6 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. Specific hazard statements are given in Section 8.

Document History

December 1, 2017
Standard Test Method for Determining the Stability of Compost by Measuring Oxygen Consumption
1.1 This test method covers the stability of a compost sample by measuring oxygen consumption after exposure of the test compost to a well-stabilized compost under controlled composting conditions on...
January 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Determining the Stability of Compost by Measuring Oxygen Consumption
1.1 This test method covers the stability of a compost sample by measuring oxygen consumption after exposure of the test compost to a well-stabilized compost under controlled-composting conditions on...
ASTM D5975-96(2004)
August 10, 1996
Standard Test Method for Determining the Stability of Compost by Measuring Oxygen Consumption
1.1 This test method covers the stability of a compost sample by measuring oxygen consumption after exposure of the the test compost to a well-stabilized compost under controlled-composting...
January 1, 1996
Standard Test Method for Determining the Stability of Compost by Measuring Oxygen Consumption
1.1 This test method covers the stability of a compost sample by measuring oxygen consumption after exposure of the test compost to a well-stabilized compost under controlled-composting conditions on...
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