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ASTM D422 – Standard Test Method for Particle-Size Analysis of Soils


This test method covers the quantitative determination of the distribution of particle sizes in soils.

The distribution of particle sizes larger than 75 µm (retained on the No. 200 sieve) is determined by sieving, while the distribution of particle sizes smaller than 75 µm is determined by a sedimentation process, using a hydrometer to secure the necessary data.


grain-size; hydrometer analysis; hygroscopic moisture; particle-size; sieve analysis

ASTM D422 Accredited Laboratory

Applied Testing & Geosciences, LLC is accredited for performing tests using the ASTM D422 standard.

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