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Significance and Use
5.1 This practice should be used to determine if an antimicrobial preserves pigment suspensions, dye solutions, pulp slurries, starch solutions, polymers, sizing agents, latex emulsions, and other aqueous-based materials used in the paper industry from bacterial spoilage.
1.1 This laboratory practice is used to determine the efficacy of an antimicrobial for preventing bacterial spoilage of in-process aqueous-based products used in the paper industry. For information on fungal spoilage, see Test Method E875. This practice should be performed by persons who have had basic microbiological training.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 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. (See 40 CFR Part 160.)
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E640 Test Method for Preservatives in Water-Containing Cosmetics
E875 Test Method for Efficacy of Fungal Control Agents as Preservatives for Aqueous-Based Products Used in the Paper Industry
E1054 Test Methods for Evaluation of Inactivators of Antimicrobial Agents
E1326 Guide for Evaluating Nonconventional Microbiological Tests Used for Enumerating Bacteria
E1839 Test Method for Efficacy of Slimicides for the Paper Industry--Bacterial and Fungal Slime
E2756 Terminology Relating to Antimicrobial and Antiviral Agents
ICS Number Code 85.020 (Paper production processes)
UNSPSC Code 12164501(Preservatives)
ASTM E723-13, Standard Practice for Evaluation of Antimicrobials as Preservatives for Aqueous-Based Products Used in the Paper Industry (Bacterial Spoilage), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top