ASTM-E1839 Standard Practice for Efficacy of Slimicides for the Paper Industry—Bacterial and Fungal Slime

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Standard Practice for Efficacy of Slimicides for the Paper Industry—Bacterial and Fungal Slime



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1.1 This practice presents a procedure to evaluate the efficacy of slimicides for the control of bacterial and fungal slimes in paper mill systems and their counterparts.

1.2 It is the responsibility of the investigator to determine whether Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) are required and to follow them where appropriate (40 CFR 160).

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4 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.

1.5 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.

Significance and Use

5.1 This practice is to be used to determine if a slime control agent has application in the paper industry for control of bacterial or fungal slime/biofilm.

5.2 This practice is run in acid, alkaline, or acid and alkaline conditions to determine the efficacy of the slime control agent.

5.3 The test conditions may be modified to reflect intended use patterns in typical paper mill systems, including use of actual paper mill furnish.


acid furnish; alkaline furnish; Aspergillus niger, ATCC 6275; bacteria; Chaetomium globosum, ATCC 6205; Klebsiella aerogenes, ATCC 13048; fungi; paper pulp; Pseudomonas aeruginosa, ATCC 15442; slimicide ;

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11.05 (Pesticides and Alternative Control Agents; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response)

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11.080.20 (Disinfectants and antiseptics Chemicals for industrial and domestic disinfection purposes, see 71.100.35)

85.020 (Paper production processes Including paper recycling)

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