[USCC] Definition of "wet ton"

Wheat, Gretchen S - DNR Gretchen.Wheat at Wisconsin.gov
Tue Jan 13 13:18:53 CST 2009


Compost may be sold "as is", but consumers want to know what that is. I would think a producer could guarantee a percent moisture content range (or maybe the range of % compost solids). Consumers should not be charged for excess water weight in the product.

As Mr. Epstein points out, certain calculations need to be based on dry material. Of course, there is a laboratory analysis method for drying, which is very dry.

Gretchen Wheat, P.E.
Water Resources Engineer, Runoff Management Section
Bureau of Watershed Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
phone:  (608) 264-6273; fax:  (608) 267-7664; e-mail:  gretchen.wheat at wisconsin.gov
mailing address:  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Box 7921, Madison, WI  53707-7921  Attention: Gretchen Wheat - WT/3

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A wet ton is a ton as that is it contains both the dry mater and water.  A dry ton expresses only the dry matter. Since moisture changes whenever making calculations i.e. materials balance we base things on a dry ton. This provides uniformity and consistency.


Eliot Epstein
9071 Fairbanks Lane #1
Boca Raton , FL 33496

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WELL I always thought it was a ton.. and being wet its less volume then a dry ton?

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Does anyone have a definition of the term "wet ton" that would support the standard practice and use of the term to mean "as is, as received"?

Thank you.

John Kelly
New England Organics
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Portland, ME  04103
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