ASTM-D4137 › Historical Revision Information
Standard Practice for Preserving Phytoplankton Samples
Show Complete Document History
The following bibliographic material is provided to assist you with your purchasing decision:
1.1 This practice describes the proper procedure for preserving phytoplankton samples with either formaldehyde or Lugol's solution
1.2 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.
Significance and Use
Formaldehyde solution can be used as a permanent preservative of algae. Lugol’solution can be used to preserve algae for up to one year. Lugol’is a more suitable preservative for delicate algae such as naked flagellates.
ICS Number Code 07.100.20 (Microbiology of water)
To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:
To find similar documents by classification:
This document comes with our free Notification Service, good for the life of the document.
This document is available in either Paper or PDF format.
1982 R04 EDITION
Jan. 1, 2004