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ASTM Standard helps test new kinds of erosion-control mulch.

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Nov 25, 2015 - D7986, Practice for Preparing Specimens of Hydraulic Erosion Control Products for Index Property Testing, is the first step toward quantifying physical properties of hydraulic erosion control products in a laboratory. Sprayed on the ground as mulch, HECPs are a newer type of product that both protect against erosion and help establish vegetation. Standard will help determine the critical properties of HECPs that can be used to ensure that construction sites are using quality products.

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ASTM Standard Helps Test New Kinds of Erosion-Control Mulch

Press release date: Nov 20, 2015

A new ASTM International standard is the first step toward quantifying physical properties of hydraulic erosion control products (HECPs) in a laboratory. HECPs, sprayed on the ground as mulch, are a newer type of product that both protect against erosion and help establish vegetation.

The new standard (D7986, Practice for Preparing Specimens of Hydraulic Erosion Control Products for Index Property Testing) will help determine the critical properties of HECPs that can be used to ensure that construction sites are using quality products.

Manufacturers will use the new standard to create laboratory samples for determining important physical properties of HECPs. These properties would then be incorporated into HECPs developed for use in the field.

The ASTM subcommittee (D18.25 on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology) that created D7986 welcomes all interested parties to join in their many standards development activities. ASTM member Michael D. Robeson, Ph.D., particularly encourages representatives from government agencies to join in D18.25’s work.

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ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock Next Meeting: Jan. 24-27, 2016, January Committee Week, San Antonio, Texas
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