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This International Standard specifies a method for assessing the potential toxicity of a test material to the growth of

aerobic bacteria present in activated sludge. The inhibitory effect is restricted to those microorganisms capable of

growth on the chosen organic test medium.

This method gives information on inhibitory effects on the microorganisms over incubation periods up to 6 h.

This method is applicable to water, wastewater and chemical substances which are soluble under the conditions of

the test. Special care is needed with volatile or coloured materials and materials which form turbid suspensions or

dispersions.

NOTE 1 Results with volatile test material should be interpreted with caution and are likely to underestimate any inhibitory

effect because of the difficulties in maintaining the initial concentration in the test flasks.

NOTE 2 Coloured materials and materials of low water-solubility which form turbid suspensions or dispersions can be tested

in many cases using colour/turbidity controls as blanks (see 9.4).

NOTE 3 Inhibitory effects on activated sludge microorganisms of test materials for which this test is not applicable can be

determined by using an inhibition test based on respirometric measurements (see ISO 8192).


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 1999-06
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 12
  • :
    ISO/TC 147/SC 5
    Biological methods
  • 13.060.70
    Examination of biological properties of water

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