ASTM E645 - 18 - Standard Practice for Evaluation of Microbicides Used in Cooling Water Systems

ASTM E645 - 18

Standard Practice for Evaluation of Microbicides Used in Cooling Water Systems

Status : Current   Published : October 2018



1.1 This practice outlines a procedure for evaluating the efficacy of microbicides (algicides, bactericides, and fungicides) that will be used for controlling microbial growth in cooling water systems. The microbicides will be evaluated using simulated or real cooling tower water against ( 1) microbes from cooling water, ( 2) microbes in microbiological deposits (biofilms) from operating cooling systems, or ( 3) microorganisms known to contaminate cooling water systems, or a combination thereof. This practice should be performed by individuals familiar with microbiological techniques.

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

Standard NumberASTM E645 - 18
TitleStandard Practice for Evaluation of Microbicides Used in Cooling Water Systems
Publication Date01 October 2018
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 Algae, algicide, bacteria, bactericide, biofilms, cooling towers, cooling tower waters, deposits/slime, efficacy, fungi, fungicide, microbial biofouling, microbicide
File Size87 KB

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