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Test Method Title

Standard Method of Test for Determination of Organic Content in Soils by Loss on Ignition

Reference Number

AASHTO T 267

Material

Soil

Test Property

Percent organic matter

Description of Test

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.

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 drillers jar

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

100 g, passing the #10 sieve

Keywords

Organic content

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