Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D3863-87(1998)

Standard Test Method for Retention Characteristics of 0.40 to 0.45-&#181m Membrane Filters Used in Routine Filtration Procedures for the Evaluation of Microbiological Water Quality


1.1 This test method covers a procedure to test membrane filters for their ability to retain bacteria whose diameter is equal to or slightly larger than membrane filters with pore size rated at 0.40 to 0.45 µm.

1.2 The procedures described are for the use of user laboratories as differentiated from manufacturers' laboratories.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 11.02
Developed by Subcommittee: D19.08
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D3863-87R98
ICS Code: 07.100.20