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ASTM G29-21

Standard Practice for Determining Cyanobacterial Resistance of Polymeric Films

Significance and Use

3.1 Bodies of water, such as swimming pools, artificial ponds, and irrigation ditches often are lined with polymeric films. Cyanobacteria tend to grow in such bodies of water under the proper atmospheric conditions, and they can produce slimy and unsightly deposits on the film. The method described herein is useful in evaluating the degree and permanency of protection against surface growth of cyanobacteria afforded by various additives incorporated in the film.


1.1 This practice covers the determination of the susceptibility of polymeric films to the attachment and proliferation of surface-growing cyanobacteria.

1.2 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.04
Developed by Subcommittee: G03.04
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/G0029-21
ICS Code: 83.140.10