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Compost Methods

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% Solids, % Moisture SM 2540 G

(Dried at 105°C)

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater. 1992. 18th Edition, American Public Health Association, 1015 Fifteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
pH TMECC 4.11-A

(1:5 w:w slurry)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Soluble Salts TMECC 4.10-A

(1:5 w:w slurry)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Organic Matter TMECC 05.07-A

(Loss on Ignition)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Total Nitrogen TMECC 4.02-D

(Combustion)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Ammonium-N TMECC 4.02-C

(1:5 w:w slurry)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Nitrate-N TMECC 4.02-B

(1:5 w:w slurry)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Total Carbon TMECC 4.02-D

(Combustion)

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Phosphorus TMECC 4.03-A Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Potassium TMECC 4.04-A Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Calcium TMECC 4.05-Ca Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Magnesium TMECC 4.05-Mg Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Sulfur TMECC 4.05-S Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Sodium TMECC 4.05-Na Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Copper TMECC 4.05-Cu Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Iron TMECC 4.05-Fe Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Manganese TMECC 4.05-Mn Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Molybdenum TMECC 4.05-Mo Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Arsenic TMECC 4.06-As Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Cadmium TMECC 4.06-Cd Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Chromium TMECC 4.06-Cr Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Lead TMECC 4.06-Pb Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Mercury TMECC 4.06-Hg Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Nickel TMECC 4.06-Ni Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Selenium TMECC 4.06-Se Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Zinc TMECC 4.06-Zn Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Aluminum TMECC 4.07-Al Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Bulk Density TMECC 3.01-A Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Particle Size TMECC 2.02-B Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Respirometry (CO2 Evolution) TMECC 5.08-B Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Biological Assay TMECC 5.05-A Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Porosity TMECC 3.01-A Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Water Holding Capacity TMECC 3.01-A Test Methods for the Examination of Composting and Compost, USDA and U.S. Composting Council. 2002.
Calcium Carbonate Equivalency (CCE) ASTM Method C 25 Standard Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Limestone, Quicklime, and Hydrated Lime, ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA