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    Guidance on characterization of excavated soil and other materials intended for re-use

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    Language(s):  English, French

    Published date:  03-06-2019

    Publisher:  International Organization for Standardization

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    This document provides guidance on the range of tests that could be necessary to characterize soil and other soil materials intended to be re-used, with or without preliminary treatment (e.g. screening to remove over large material). It is intended to be of use in determining the suitability of soil materials for re-use (see 3.4.1), and the assessment of the environmental impacts that might arise from re-use. It takes into account the different requirements of topsoil, sub-soil and other soil materials such as sediments or treated soils. International Standard methods are listed that might be of use for characterization.

    Soil materials include natural soils and other materials (e.g. fill, made ground) excavated, stripped, or otherwise removed from their original in-ground or above-ground location (e.g. stockpile), dredged materials, manufactured soils, and soil treated to remove or destroy contaminants. For manufactured soils, which are often made using excavated materials together with other materials such as "green waste", the characteristics of the components and of the manufactured product might need to be determined.

    NOTE The terms "excavated soil" and "excavated soil materials" are used for brevity throughout the document to embrace the range of materials covered.

    An overriding principle governing the guidance provided in this document is that when there is to be no change in intended land use at the target site, imported soil materials cannot lead to a permanent reduction in performance of relevant soil functions.

    The guidance provided is intended to cover a range of possible end uses, including:

    play areas for small children, including nursery schools, kindergartens, etc.;

    schools;

    gardens and other residential areas;

    allotments;

    horticulture;

    agriculture;

    forestry;

    recreational areas, e.g. parks, sport fields;

    restoration of damaged ecosystems;

    mining and industrial sites;

    construction sites;

    road and rail constructions.

    It is not applicable to the placement of soil materials in an aqueous environment or to restore underground workings. It does not address geotechnical requirements when soil materials are to be used as construction material.

    NOTE The sensitive end uses listed above such as play areas for small children, schools, gardens, agriculture and recreational areas require particular care, particularly when excavated soils are derived from contaminated sites.

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    Committee ISO/TC 190/SC 7
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Organization for Standardization
    Status Current
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    ISO 11268-3:2014 Soil quality Effects of pollutants on earthworms Part 3: Guidance on the determination of effects in field situations
    ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
    ISO 14254:2001 Soil quality Determination of exchangeable acidity in barium chloride extracts
    ISO 16072:2002 Soil quality Laboratory methods for determination of microbial soil respiration
    ISO 11466:1995 Soil quality Extraction of trace elements soluble in aqua regia
    ISO 11259:1998 Soil quality Simplified soil description
    ISO 15009:2016 Soil quality Gas chromatographic determination of the content of volatile aromatic hydrocarbons, naphthalene and volatile halogenated hydrocarbons Purge-and-trap method with thermal desorption
    ISO 10381-1:2002 Soil quality Sampling Part 1: Guidance on the design of sampling programmes
    ISO 11272:2017 Soil quality Determination of dry bulk density
    ISO 10381-3:2001 Soil quality Sampling Part 3: Guidance on safety
    ISO 10693:1995 Soil quality Determination of carbonate content Volumetric method
    ISO 11269-2:2012 Soil quality Determination of the effects of pollutants on soil flora Part 2: Effects of contaminated soil on the emergence and early growth of higher plants
    ISO 11264:2005 Soil quality Determination of herbicides Method using HPLC with UV-detection
    ISO 14688-1:2002 Geotechnical investigation and testing Identification and classification of soil Part 1: Identification and description
    ISO 14255:1998 Soil quality Determination of nitrate nitrogen, ammonium nitrogen and total soluble nitrogen in air-dry soils using calcium chloride solution as extractant
    BS 3882(1994) : 1994 SPECIFICATION FOR TOPSOIL
    ISO 11271:2002 Soil quality Determination of redox potential Field method
    ISO 10381-6:2009 Soil quality Sampling Part 6: Guidance on the collection, handling and storage of soil under aerobic conditions for the assessment of microbiological processes, biomass and diversity in the laboratory
    ISO 14240-1:1997 Soil quality Determination of soil microbial biomass Part 1: Substrate-induced respiration method
    ISO 13877:1998 Soil quality Determination of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons Method using high -performance liquid chromatography
    ISO 14240-2:1997 Soil quality Determination of soil microbial biomass Part 2: Fumigation-extraction method
    ISO 11464:2006 Soil quality Pretreatment of samples for physico-chemical analysis
    ISO 11074-1:1996 Soil quality — Vocabulary — Part 1: Terms and definitions relating to the protection and pollution of the soil
    ISO 5667-4:2016 Water quality Sampling Part 4: Guidance on sampling from lakes, natural and man-made
    EN 45002 : 1989 GENERAL CRITERIA FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF TESTING LABORATORIES
    ISO 11276:1995 Soil quality Determination of pore water pressure Tensiometer method
    ISO 10381-2:2002 Soil quality Sampling Part 2: Guidance on sampling techniques
    ISO 11267:2014 Soil quality Inhibition of reproduction of Collembola (Folsomia candida) by soil contaminants
    ISO 11277:2009 Soil quality Determination of particle size distribution in mineral soil material Method by sieving and sedimentation
    ISO 5667-6:2014 Water quality Sampling Part 6: Guidance on sampling of rivers and streams
    ISO 17155:2012 Soil quality Determination of abundance and activity of soil microflora using respiration curves
    ISO 14256-2:2005 Soil quality Determination of nitrate, nitrite and ammonium in field-moist soils by extraction with potassium chloride solution Part 2: Automated method with segmented flow analysis
    ISO 10381-5:2005 Soil quality Sampling Part 5: Guidance on the procedure for the investigation of urban and industrial sites with regard to soil contamination
    ISO 14238:2012 Soil quality Biological methods Determination of nitrogen mineralization and nitrification in soils and the influence of chemicals on these processes
    ISO 11047:1998 Soil quality Determination of cadmium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, nickel and zinc Flame and electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric methods
    ISO 11461:2001 Soil quality Determination of soil water content as a volume fraction using coring sleeves Gravimetric method
    ISO 10382:2002 Soil quality Determination of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls Gas-chromatographic method with electron capture detection
    ISO 10381-7:2005 Soil quality Sampling Part 7: Guidance on sampling of soil gas
    ISO 11074-4:1999 Soil quality - Vocabulary Part 4: Terms and definitions related to rehabilitation of soils and sites
    ISO 11261:1995 Soil quality — Determination of total nitrogen — Modified Kjeldahl method
    ISO 11275:2004 Soil quality Determination of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity and water-retention characteristic Wind's evaporation method
    ISO 14869-1:2001 Soil quality Dissolution for the determination of total element content Part 1: Dissolution with hydrofluoric and perchloric acids
    ISO 13536:1995 Soil quality Determination of the potential cation exchange capacity and exchangeable cations using barium chloride solution buffered at pH = 8,1
    ISO 15799:2003 Soil quality Guidance on the ecotoxicological characterization of soils and soil materials
    ISO 14869-2:2002 Soil quality Dissolution for the determination of total element content Part 2: Dissolution by alkaline fusion
    ISO 13878:1998 Soil quality Determination of total nitrogen content by dry combustion ("elemental analysis")
    ISO 11269-1:2012 Soil quality Determination of the effects of pollutants on soil flora Part 1: Method for the measurement of inhibition of root growth
    ISO/TR 11046:1994 Soil quality — Determination of mineral oil content — Method by infrared spectrometry and gas chromatographic method
    ISO 15800:2003 Soil quality Characterization of soil with respect to human exposure
    ISO 15178:2000 Soil quality Determination of total sulfur by dry combustion
    ISO 14507:2003 Soil quality Pretreatment of samples for determination of organic contaminants
    ISO 11268-2:2012 Soil quality Effects of pollutants on earthworms Part 2: Determination of effects on reproduction of Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei
    ISO 11274:1998 Soil quality Determination of the water-retention characteristic Laboratory methods
    ISO 10390:2005 Soil quality Determination of pH
    ISO 10694:1995 Soil quality Determination of organic and total carbon after dry combustion (elementary analysis)
    ISO 14235:1998 Soil quality Determination of organic carbon by sulfochromic oxidation
    ISO 11266:1994 Soil quality Guidance on laboratory testing for biodegradation of organic chemicals in soil under aerobic conditions
    ISO 5667-12:2017 Water quality Sampling Part 12: Guidance on sampling of bottom sediments from rivers, lakes and estuarine areas
    ISO 10573:1995 Soil quality Determination of water content in the unsaturated zone Neutron depth probe method
    ISO 5667-11:2009 Water quality Sampling Part 11: Guidance on sampling of groundwaters
    ISO 11048:1995 Soil quality Determination of water-soluble and acid-soluble sulfate
    ISO 14154:2005 Soil quality Determination of some selected chlorophenols Gas-chromatographic method with electron-capture detection
    ISO 11508:2017 Soil quality Determination of particle density
    ISO 11263:1994 Soil quality Determination of phosphorus Spectrometric determination of phosphorus soluble in sodium hydrogen carbonate solution
    ISO 10381-4:2003 Soil quality Sampling Part 4: Guidance on the procedure for investigation of natural, near-natural and cultivated sites
    ISO 11268-1:2012 Soil quality Effects of pollutants on earthworms Part 1: Determination of acute toxicity to Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei
    ISO 11260:1994 Soil quality Determination of effective cation exchange capacity and base saturation level using barium chloride solution
    ISO 15473:2002 Soil quality Guidance on laboratory testing for biodegradation of organic chemicals in soil under anaerobic conditions
    ISO 10381-8:2006 Soil quality Sampling Part 8: Guidance on sampling of stockpiles
    ISO 14870:2001 Soil quality Extraction of trace elements by buffered DTPA solution
    ISO 15175:2004 Soil quality Characterization of soil related to groundwater protection
    ISO 14239:2017 Soil quality Laboratory incubation systems for measuring the mineralization of organic chemicals in soil under aerobic conditions
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