ASTM WK28647

    New Test Method for Single Tube Extraction Method (STEM) for Sporicidal Fumigants and Liquid Disinfectants

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E35.15 | Committee E35 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    A high-throughput biodecontamination method is proposed for quantitative efficacy determination of liquid disinfectants and gaseous fumigants with porous and non-porous coupons derived from building interior surfaces.


    STEM; Anthrax spores; Bio-decon method; Efficacy testing


    Existing standard methods are based on standard coupons, such as glass or steel, and were developed to process 6-12 samples per run. The proposed standard makes use of coupons derived from building interior surfaces and is proposed to process significantly larger sample size (100-200).

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Vipin Rastogi

    Draft Under Development