ASTM D5511 PDF

ASTM D is a standard test anaerobic biodegradation test method for determining anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids. ASTM D Standard Test Method. D Standard Test Method for Determining Anaerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under. High-Solids. ASTM D Significance and Use. Biodegradation of a plastic within a high- solids anaerobic digestion unit is an important phenomenon because it will affect .

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Reports shall clearly state the percentage of net gaseous dd5511 generation for both the test and reference samples at the completion of the test. Active view current version of standard.

The test materials are exposed to a methanogenic inoculum derived from anaerobic digesters operating only on pretreated household waste.

Furthermore, results shall not be extrapolated past the actual duration of the test. Furthermore, results shall not be extrapolated past the actual duration of the test.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. The test is allowed to run for as long as desired.

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This is often sludge from a water treatment plant mixed with a certain percentage of solid material from composting facilities. The testing process includes: Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. This test method also resembles other anaerobic conditions where the gas generated is recovered and biogas production is actively promoted by inoculation for example, codeposition of anaerobic sewage sludge, anaerobic leachate recirculationmoisture control for example, leachate recirculationand temperature control for example, short-term injection of oxygen, heating of recirculated leachate 5, 6, 7.

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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. More specifically, the procedure is intended to create a standard laboratory environment that will permit a rapid and reproducible determination of the anaerobic biodegradability under high-solids digestion conditions. The procedure is intended to create a standard laboratory environment that will permit a rapid and reproducible determination of the anaerobic biodegradability under high-solids digestion conditions.

Reports shall clearly state the percentage of net gaseous carbon generation for both the test and reference samples at the completion of the test.

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Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. However, it is expected to resemble the environment of a high-solids anaerobic-digestion process operated under optimum conditions. This procedure has been developed to permit the determination of the rate and degree of anaerobic biodegradability of plastic axtm when placed in a high-solids anaerobic digester for the production of digestate from municipal solid waste.

The test materials are exposed to a methanogenic inoculum derived from anaerobic digesters operating only on pretreated household waste. D55111 values given in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Specific hazards are given in Section 8. If the positive control which contains cellulose continues to exhibit biodegradation then the test is considered valid and the inoculum considered alive.

This test method determines the degree and rate of biodegradation of plastic materials in an oxygen-free d55511 environment.

Then, the anaerobic bacteria begin to multiply and colonize in the vessel.

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ASTM D5511 – Anaerobic Biodegradation

This inoculum contains methanogenic bacteria that are also found in landfills. These gasses are measured daily and the results are carefully recorded. The vessels are airtight and are not exposed to UV radiation. Reports shall clearly state the percentage of net gaseous carbon generation for both the test and reference samples at the completion of the test. Furthermore, results shall not be extrapolated past the actual duration of the test.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

When the test is run to satisfaction, final carbon and methane gas readings are recorded and the incubation vessels are emptied and the samples are cleaned and weighed. Depleting the oxygen in the incubation vessels d5151 an initial burst of aerobic activity. As these bacteria begin to utilize the carbon in the test samples, they produce carbonaceous gasses such as CO2 and CH4. Three vessels are used for each sample, and one negative control and one positive control are prepared as well.

Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Note 1—This test method is equivalent to ISO Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Biodegradation of a plastic within asttm high-solids anaerobic digestion unit is an important phenomenon because it will affect the decomposition of other waste materials enclosed by the plastic and the resulting quality and appearance of the digestate after an anaerobic digestion process.

This test method is designed to be applicable to all plastic materials that are not inhibitory to the microorganisms present in anaerobic digesters operating on household waste.