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ASTM International - ASTM E2721-16

Standard Practice 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 April 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 7
ICS Code (Other standards related to sterilization and disinfection): 11.080.99
significance And Use:

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... View More

scope:

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

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

1.3 The practice is specific to influenza viruses but could be adapted for work with other types of respiratory viruses or surrogates.

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

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

1.6 This practice 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

ASTM E2721-16
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,...
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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