Standard ASTM D1413-07E01

Standard Test Method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures (Withdrawn 2016)
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71.100.50 Wood-protecting chemicals
Summary :

1.1 This test method covers determination of the minimum amount of preservative that prevents decay of selected species of wood by selected fungi under optimum laboratory conditions.

1.2 The requirements for preparation of the material for testing and the test procedure appear in the following order:

Section TitleSection
Summary of Test Method3
Significance and Use4
Wood and Test Blocks7
Test Fungi8
Culture Media9
Preparation of Test Cultures10
Preparation and Impregnation of Test Blocks11
Conditioning Treated Blocks12
Preservative Permanence13
Stabilization of Treated Test Blocks and Placement in Culture Bottles14
Incubation and Duration of Test15
Handling Test Blocks After Exposure to Test Fungi16
Calculation of Weight Losses17
Evaluation of Test Results18
Refining the Threshold19
Precision and Bias21

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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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