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ASTM International - ASTM E2721-10

Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Effectiveness of Decontamination Procedures for Surfaces When Challenged with Droplets Containing Human Pathogenic Viruses

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 October 2010
Status: inactive
Page Count: 10
ICS Code (Other standards related to sterilization and disinfection): 11.080.99
significance And Use:

The efficacy of disinfection technologies can be evaluated on finished products, as well as on developmental items.

This test method defines procedures for validation of the droplet... View More

scope:

1.1 This test method is designed to evaluate decontamination methods (physical, chemical, self-decontaminating materials) when used on surfaces contaminated with virus-containing droplets.

1.2 This test method defines the conditions for simulating respiratory droplets produced by humans and depositing the droplets onto surfaces.

1.3 The method is specific to influenza viruses but could be adapted for work with other types of respiratory viruses or surrogates (Appendix X5).

1.4 This test method is suitable for working with a wide variety of environmental surfaces.

1.5 This test method does not address the performance of decontaminants against microbes expelled via blood splatter, vomit, or fecal contamination.

1.6 This test method should be performed only by those trained in bioaerosols, microbiology, or virology, or combinations thereof.

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

1.8 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.

Document History

April 1, 2016
Standard Practice for Evaluation of Effectiveness of Decontamination Procedures for Surfaces When Challenged with Droplets Containing Human Pathogenic Viruses
5.1 The efficacy of disinfection technologies can be evaluated on finished products, as well as on developmental items. 5.2 This practice defines procedures for validation of the droplet generator,...
ASTM E2721-10
October 1, 2010
Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Effectiveness of Decontamination Procedures for Surfaces When Challenged with Droplets Containing Human Pathogenic Viruses
The efficacy of disinfection technologies can be evaluated on finished products, as well as on developmental items. This test method defines procedures for validation of the droplet generator,...
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