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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil by the Microwave Oven Method

Reference Number

ASTM D4643

Material

Geosynthetic Clay Liner

Test Property

Moisture content, Water content

Description of Test

A moist GCL specimen is placed in a suitable container and its mass is determined. It is then placed in a microwave oven, subjected to an interval of drying, and removed from the oven and its new mass is determined. This procedure is repeated until the mass becomes nearly constant.

Preferred Test Sample Size

2" x 2" minimum

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

2" x 2" minimum

Keywords

microwave, microwave moisture, microwave oven, moisture content, rapid moisture test, water content, GCL moisture

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