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Organic Content in Gypsum

Organic Content in Gypsum

RE: Organic Content in Gypsum

Perhaps you may elaborate on what you are trying to accomplish.

RE: Organic Content in Gypsum

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Has anyone tried to run organic content tests in gypsum blended materials?.

Per ASTM, you can not oven dry the gypsum at more than 60C due to the hydrated water content present in Gypsum. In typical materials or soils, you run this test up to 110 C.

So my question is, how would you determine the organic content of a gypsum blended material?

RE: Organic Content in Gypsum

A few years back, there were some issues with Chinese manufactured wallboard having organic content... Is this part of that 'batch'?

Dik

RE: Organic Content in Gypsum

ASTM D 2974 – Standard Test Methods for Moisture, Ash, and Organic Matter of Peat and Organic Soils

RE: Organic Content in Gypsum

One approach you can consider is to digest the gypsum with acid, leaving non-gypsum residue, then determine the organic content of what's left. You'll have to be careful with the weights and calculations.

Another approach is to determine the gypsum content and consider what's left....is it all organic or does it contain other soil materials.

RE: Organic Content in Gypsum

There are several methods for detecting organic materials in soils... any of these should work.

Dik

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