Method D-5057

Standard Test Method for Screening Apparent Specific Gravity and Bulk Density of Waste

This method is for the determination of apparent specific gravity and bulk density of waste.  Materials for testing by this method are classified in three groups: Group A - free-flowing liquids, Group B - granules, powders and water reactive liquids, solids or sludges and Group C - bulk solids such as gravel, paper or wood.  Apparent specific gravity is reported for Groups A and C and bulk density for Group B.

This method is used as a preliminary test to complement the more sophisticated quantitative analytical techniques that may be used to determine specific gravity.  It can be used to screen waste for the apparent specific gravity or bulk density when the more sophisticated techniques are not available or the total waste composition is unknown.





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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   7 days from sample collection to analysis.
Preservatives:   None specified in the method.
Required Preps:   125 mL amber glass or plastic bottle
Collection Method:   Grab sampling
Analytical Methodology:   Gravimetric
Documentation:   D-5057

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.