ASTM WK73423

    Revision of E3031 - 15 Standard Test Method for Determination of Antibacterial Activity on Ceramic Surfaces

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    Active Standard: E3031 - 20

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



    WK73423


    Keywords

    antimicrobial; antibacterial; antibacterial glaze; ceramic; quantitative antibacterial assay; tile;;

    Rationale

    The ASTM E3031:2015 (Standard Test Method for Determination of Antibacterial Activity on Ceramic Surfaces) is due for review during this calendar year. The precision of this test method was determined based on a single labs intra-laboratory study and the repeatability (r-value) was determined. Although there are several labs that conduct this test, there have been logistical challenges to assemble sufficient labs to conduct inter-laboratory ILS to determine the reproducibility (R-value). To meet the above-stated deadline, it was recommended that the test method be revised as a standard practice.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    06-30-2020

    Technical Contact:
    Glenner Richards

    Item:
    005

    Ballot:
    E35 (20-03)

    Status:
    Ballot Item Approved as E3031-2020 and Pending Publication