Accession Number : ADA453960


Title :   Iodine Disinfection in the Use of Individual Water Purification Devices


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 2005-Mar 2006


Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Clarke, Steven ; Bettin, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a453960.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : Soldiers deployed beyond traditional field drinking water supplies must have access to microbiologically safe water. Using Individual Water Purification Devices (IWPDs) is one way to provide microbiologically safe water in these situations. Such IWPDs must protect the Soldier from acute microbial health threats. Understanding the disinfection capabilities of iodine to kill or inactivate disease-causing microorganisms is important in protecting Soldiers, who are considering using this technology, from acute health threats posed by these microorganisms. This information paper provides an in-depth review of iodine as a disinfectant in potable water supplies. This paper is intended to assist the reader in evaluating the disinfection capabilities of IWPDs using iodine to kill or inactivate disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and protozoan cysts.


Descriptors :   *PURIFICATION , *IODINE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PROTECTION , DISINFECTION , PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS , BACTERIA , DRINKING WATER


Subject Categories : Microbiology
      Physical Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE