ASTM-D4978 Standard Test Methods for Screening of Reactive Sulfides in Waste

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Standard Test Methods for Screening of Reactive Sulfides in Waste




1.1 These test methods are applicable to the screening of reactive sulfides in wastes, liquids, sludges, semisolids, and solids by using the following methods:



  Test Method A—Lead Acetate Paper

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  Test Method B—Gas Detector Tube

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1.2 These test methods are not applicable in determining the type and concentration of reactive sulfides.

1.3 These test methods are designed and intended as a preliminary test to complement the more sophisticated quantitative analytical techniques that may be used to determine sulfide concentration. These test methods offer, to the user, the option and the ability to screen waste for potentially hazardous levels of reactive sulfide when the sophisticated techniques are not available and the total waste composition is unknown.

1.4 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 information is given in Section 7 and 11.3.


ICS Number Code 13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment)

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11.04 (Waste Management)

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13.030.40 (Installations and equipment for waste disposal and treatment Including street cleaning equipment, waste containers, incineration and compaction equipment, equipment for dumping of refuse, landfill sites, etc. Waste collection vehicles, see 43.160 Waste chutes, see 91.140.70 Food waste disposal units, see 97.040.50)

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Publication Date

May 1, 2016

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Test Method

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3 pages

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