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Significance and Use
This test method should be used to determine if a fungal control agent is effective to preserve pigment suspensions, dye solutions, pulp slurries, starch solutions, polymers, sizing agents, latex emulsions, and other specific aqueous-based materials used in the paper industry. Separate evaluations should be made on a representative type for each specific class of product to be preserved.
Note 1—Control of bacterial spoilage of similar products can be evaluated by Test Method E723.
Note 2—Slimicides for control of fungal or bacterial slime can be evaluated by Test Method E1839.
1.1 This laboratory test method is used to determine the efficacy of a fungal control agent to prevent spoilage of in-process aqueous-based products used in the paper industry.
1.2 For information on bacterial control agents, see Test Method E723.
1.3 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether good laboratory practices (GLP) are required and to follow them when appropriate (see 40 CFR 160).
1.4 A knowledge of microbiological techniques is required for these procedures.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.6 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.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
E723 Test Method for Efficacy of Antimicrobials as Preservatives for Aqueous-Based Products Used in the Paper Industry (Bacterial Spoilage)
E1839 Test Method for Efficacy of Slimicides for the Paper Industry--Bacterial and Fungal Slime
ICS Number Code 85.020 (Paper production processes)
UNSPSC Code 12164501(Preservatives)
ASTM E875-10, Standard Test Method for Efficacy of Fungal Control Agents as Preservatives for Aqueous-Based Products Used in the Paper Industry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top