AASHTO Designation: T 267-86 (2004) pdf free download

Standard  Method  of Test for

Determination  of Organic Content in

Soils  by Loss on Ignition

AASHTO Designation: T 267-86 (2004)


AASHTO Designation: T 267-86 (2004) pdf free download

1.1.The “Loss on Ignition” method for the determination of organic content is most applicable to those materials identified as peats, organic mucks, and soils

containing relatively undecayed or undecomposed vegetative matter or fresh plant materials such as wood, roots, grass, or carbonaceous materials such as lignite, coal, etc.

This method determines the quantitative oxidation of organic matter in these materials and gives a valid estimate of organic content.

The “Wet Combustion” (T 194) method is recommended when it is desired to determine the humus• like easily oxidized organic material to provide information

relating to the suitability of a soil for plant growth.

1.2.The following applies to all specified limits in this standard:

For the purposes of determining conformance with these specifications, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last

right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting value, in accordance with ASTM E 29.

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

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