ASTM E1839 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Slimicides for the Paper Industry—Bacterial and Fungal Slime

    Active Standard ASTM E1839 | Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is to be used to determine if a slime control agent has application in the paper industry for control of bacterial or fungal slime/biofilm.

    5.2 This test method is run in acid, alkaline, or acid and alkaline conditions to determine the efficacy of the slime control agent.

    5.3 The test conditions may be modified to reflect intended use patterns in typical paper mill systems, including use of actual paper mill furnish.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method presents a procedure to evaluate the efficacy of slimicides for the control of bacterial and fungal slimes in paper mill systems and their counterparts.

    1.2 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) are required and to follow them where appropriate (40 CFR 160).

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents

    E2756 Terminology Relating to Antimicrobial and Antiviral Agents

    TAPPI Standard

    T205 Forming Handsheets for Physical Tests of Pulp Available from Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), 15 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, GA 30092, http://www.tappi.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 11.080.20 (Disinfectants and antiseptics); 85.020 (Paper production processes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 12164700(Industrial antiseptics); 14000000(Paper Materials and Products)


    DOI: 10.1520/E1839-13

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