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This test method covers the determination of coliphages infective for E. coli C in water.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee D19 on Water, this test method was withdrawn in December 2015 in accordance with section 10.6.3 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of coliphages infective for E. coli C in water. The test method is simple, inexpensive, and yields an indication of water quality within 6.5 h. This coliphage method can determine coliphages in water down to 1 coliphage per volume of water sampled.
1.2 The test method is applicable to natural fresh water samples and to settled, filtered or finished water samples.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1129 Terminology Relating to Water
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits
D4201 Test Method for Coliphages in Water
ASTM D6734-01(2009), Standard Test Method for Low Levels of Coliphages in Water (Withdrawn 2015), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.orgBack to Top