ASTM D932-85(1997)

    Standard Test Method for Iron Bacteria in Water and Water-Formed Deposits



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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of iron bacteria by examination under the microscope. The method provides for the identification of the following genera of bacteria found in water and water-formed deposits: Siderocapsa, Gallionella (Dioymohelix), Sphaerotilus, Crenothrix, Leptothrix, and Clonothrix.

    1.2 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.

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    D887 Practices for Sampling Water-Formed Deposits

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D3370 Practices for Sampling Water from Closed Conduits

    D5465 Practice for Determining Microbial Colony Counts from Waters Analyzed by Plating Methods


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    DOI: 10.1520/D0932-85R97

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    ASTM D932-85(1997), Standard Test Method for Iron Bacteria in Water and Water-Formed Deposits, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1997, www.astm.org

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