ASTM D5259 - 14 - Standard Test Method for Isolation and Enumeration of Enterococci from Water by the Membrane Filter Procedure

ASTM D5259 - 14

Standard Test Method for Isolation and Enumeration of Enterococci from Water by the Membrane Filter Procedure

Status : Current   Published : January 2014

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1.1 This test method covers a membrane filter (MF) procedure for the detection and enumeration of the enterococci bacteria in water. The enterococci, which include Entero-coccus faecalis ( E. faecalis), E. faecium, and their varieties are commonly found in the feces of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Although some strains are ubiquitous and not related to fecal pollution, enterococci in water are an indication of fecal pollution and the possible presence of enteric pathogens. These bacteria are found in water and wastewater in a wide range of densities. The detection limit is one colony forming unit (CFU)/volume filtered.

1.2 This test method has been used successfully with temperate fresh and marine ambient waters, and wastewaters. It is the user's responsibility to ensure the validity of this test method for waters of untested types.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazard statements, see Section 9.




Standard NumberASTM D5259 - 14
TitleStandard Test Method for Isolation and Enumeration of Enterococci from Water by the Membrane Filter Procedure
StatusCurrent
Publication Date08 January 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Enterococci, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus avium, Fecal pollution, M-E agar, Two-step membrane filter procedures
ICS13.060.70
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages6
File Size143 KB
Price£40.00


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