Current state of world standardization in the toxicometric methods for testing of wood preservatives
The paper presents an outline of the history of forming standardized toxicometric methods for testing of wood preservatives in the world during last 100 years. Numerous studies resulted in three main methods which are currently used for official and basis assessment of biocides:
- agar-block method in Europe (EN 113);
- soil-block method in the USA and Pacific countries (ASTM D 1413);
- modified soil-block method in the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States (GOST 16712).
Further on the paper compares the three methods and presents lines of their global standardization.
Keywords: wood preservatives, test of toxic value, agar plate, agar-block and soil block methods, world standards, EN 113, ASTM D 1413, GOST 16712, comparison