ASTM D5511-18 standard

  • Home
  • ASTM D5511-18 standard

Anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids anaerobic digestion

ASTM D5511-18 is designed to yield a percentage of conversion of carbon in the sample to carbon in the gaseous form under conditions found in high-solids anaerobic digesters. The method may also resemble some conditions in biologically active landfills where the as generated is recovered and biogas production is actively promoted by inoculation, moisture control and temperature control. The test materials are exposed to a methanogenic inoculum derived from anaerobic digesters operating only on pretreated household waste. The anaerobic decomposition takes place under high-solids (more than 30 % total solids) and static non-mixed conditions.

BPC Blue allows for continuous and on-line monitoring of released biogas (CH4 and CO2) under the test condition. The instrument offers standardised measurement procedures, data interpretations and reports. It is a modular system with great flexibility on different system configurations for various types anaerobic and aerobic biodegradability assays in different test environments.

Read more about ASTM D5511 at astm.org.

BPC Blue premium for anaerobic and aerobic biodegradability compostability analysis

– a novel tool for anaerobic and aerobic biodegradability assays

The BPC Blue is an advanced laboratory instrument meticulously engineered to determine the aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of a wide range of biodegradable plastics and polymer materials under simulated environmental conditions. It adheres strictly to the most important ISO, European, and American standards for biodegradability evaluation in both aerobic and anaerobic settings. With its cutting-edge features, the BPC Blue ensures precise and reliable results. Its automatic operation and intuitive user-friendly design empower users of all levels to effortlessly conduct tests and obtain highly accurate data.


Contact our industry experts!