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Organic Soil Conditioners – Composts – Determination of Foreign Matter Content – Sieving Method

Compost

Standard CAN/BNQ 0413-210
Organic Soil Conditioners – Composts – Determination of Foreign Matter Content – Sieving Method

The use of compost as a soil conditioner is an excellent fertilization method that is inexpensive and effective. However, producers must ensure that compost is safe for human health and the environment, in particular by measuring its foreign matter content. To that end, the BNQ developed the CAN/BNQ 0413-210 standard, for compost producers. This national standard specifies a sieving method adapted from methods developed by the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and the Quebec Ministère de l’Environnement (MENV). The method described is used to determine the foreign matter content of composts through particle size analysis and applies to composts from various sources used as organic soil conditioners.

The standard covers the following areas:

  • principle;
  • apparatus;
  • samples;
  • procedure (calibration, test prerequisites, test portions and testing);
  • calculating and expressing the results (general and percentage of mass);
  • calculating counts (foreign matter and sharp foreign matter);
  • test report.

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8178ANGCAN/BNQ 0413-210 Organic Soil Conditioners - Composts - Determination of Foreign Matter Content - Sieving Method
This new edition supersedes the edition dated January 21, 2005.
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8177FRNCAN/BNQ 0413-210 Amendements organiques - Composts - Détermination de la teneur en corps étrangers - Méthode granulométrique
Cette nouvelle édition remplace celle du 21 janvier 2005.
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Standards committee members

Number of committee members: 14
Mr. Lord AbbeyDalhousie University
Ms. Susan AntlerLe Conseil canadien du compost
Mr. Daniel BourqueBiogénie, Division de Englobe Corp.
Ms. Pascale CantinMinistère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
Mr. Andrew DruryAll Treat Farms Limited
Ms. Françoise ForcierSolinov inc.
Mr. Thomas ForgeAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Mr. Martin HérouxVille de Montréal Service de l'environnement
Mr. Ian McLachlinA&L Canada Laboratories Inc.
Mr. Karel MénardFront commun québécois pour une gestion écologique des déchets (FCQGED)
Ms. Mélanie PharandMinistère Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques
Mr. Denis PotvinInstitut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA)
Ms. Sophie TailleferRecyc-Québec
Mr. Allan YeeCity of Edmonton

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Andréanne Bilodeau, agr.
Bureau de normalisation du Québec
Tel.: 418-652-2238 / 1-800-386-5114, ext. 2451
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