ASTM International - ASTM D5231-92(2016)

Standard Test Method for Determination of the Composition of Unprocessed Municipal Solid Waste

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 September 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Solid wastes): 13.030.10
significance And Use:

4.1 Waste composition information has widespread applications and can be used for activities such as solid waste planning, designing waste management facilities, and establishing a reference waste... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring the composition of unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) by employing manual sorting. This test method applies to determination of the mean composition of MSW based on the collection and manual sorting of a number of samples of waste over a selected time period covering a minimum of one week.

1.2 This test method includes procedures for the collection of a representative sorting sample of unprocessed waste, manual sorting of the waste into individual waste components, data reduction, and reporting of the results.

1.3 This test method may be applied at landfill sites, waste processing and conversion facilities, and transfer stations.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 statements, see Section 6.

Document History

ASTM D5231-92(2016)
September 1, 2016
Standard Test Method for Determination of the Composition of Unprocessed Municipal Solid Waste
1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring the composition of unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) by employing manual sorting. This test method applies to determination of the mean...
September 1, 2008
Standard Test Method for Determination of the Composition of Unprocessed Municipal Solid Waste
1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring the composition of unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) by employing manual sorting. This test method applies to determination of the mean...
September 10, 1998
Standard Test Method for Determination of the Composition of Unprocessed Municipal Solid Waste
1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring the composition of unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) by employing manual sorting. This test method applies to determination of the mean...
July 31, 1992
Standard Test Method for Determination of the Composition of Unprocessed Municipal Solid Waste
1.1 This test method describes procedures for measuring the composition of unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) by employing manual sorting. This test method applies to determination of the mean...
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