Lab Services: Soil testing

Lab Services: Soil testing

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Test Method Title

Standard Test Method for Volume Weights, Water-Holding Capacity, and Air Capacity of Water-Saturated Peat Materials

Reference Number

ASTM D2980

Material

Soil

Test Property

Saturated Volume Weights

Description of Test

The test method sets up standardized conditions for measuring the volume and weight of water-saturated peat. From these data, saturated volume weights, water-holding capacity on a weight and volume basis, dry peat volumes, and air volumes can be determined.

Preferred Test Sample Size

1 gallon plastic bag

Number of Test Specimens

1

Test Specimen Size

1.4 in diameter x 10 in high, compacted column of material passing the #4 sieve

Keywords

Peat, water, water retention

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