ASTM International - ASTM D4445-91(1996)e1
Standard Test Method for Fungicides for Controlling Sapstain and Mold on Unseasoned Lumber (Laboratory Method)
|Publication Date:||10 September 1996|
|ICS Code (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber):||79.040|
1.1 This (laboratory) method is used for determining the minimum concentration of fungicide, or formulation of fungicides, that is effective in preventing biodeterioration by sapstain fungi and molds in selected species of wood under optimum laboratory conditions.
Note 1-From the results of this test, commercial treating solution concentrations cannot be estimated without further field tests.
1.2 The requirements for test materials and procedures are discussed in the following order:
Section Summary of Method 3 Apparatus 5 Reagents 6 Wood 7 Test Fungi 8 Culture Media 9 Preparation of Inoculum 10 Preparation of Test Chambers 11 Treatment of Samples 12 Inoculation and Incubation 13 Evaluation of the Test 14 Report 15
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 whoever uses this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.