EN 1040-Basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants. UNE-EN 1040: 2006. Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of basic bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics. Test method and requirements (phase 1).

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The standard uses two binding bodies in the assay (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus), a mandatory temperature (20ºC) and a required time (5 min). Times may be additional and optional contact 1, 15, 30 or 60 min additional and optional temperatures of 4 10 to 40 used, and,. The product must be tested to three mandatory to include a concentration in the non - active interval and the active interval concentrations. The product may be tested by the dilution method or by the membrane filtration method. To consider the bactericidal product must demonstrate a log reduction not less than 5 in the number of viable cells.