ASTM E1153 - 03(2010)e1

    Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Sanitizers Recommended for Inanimate Non-Food Contact Surfaces

    Active Standard ASTM E1153 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    ASTM E1153

    Significance and Use

    This test method shall be used to determine if a chemical has application as a non-food contact sanitizer or as a one-step cleaner/sanitizer.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is used to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of sanitizers on precleaned inanimate, nonporous, non-food contact surfaces.

    1.2 This test method may also be used to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of one-step cleaner/sanitizer formulations recommended for use on lightly soiled, inanimate, nonporous, non-food contact surfaces.

    1.3 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) is required and to follow them where appropriate (see section 40 CFR, 160) or as revised.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard may involve hazardous materials, chemicals and microorganisms and should be performed only by persons who have had formal microbiological training. 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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.080.20 (Disinfectants and antiseptics); 71.100.35 (Chemicals for industrial and domestic desinfection purposes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 51102700(Antiseptics); 47131803(Household disinfectants)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1153-03R10E01

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