BACTERICIDIC ACTION OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE ON THE VEGETATIVE AND SPOROUS FORMS OF BACILLUS ANTHRACTS
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Various gaseous substances, nitrogen dioxide in particular, were tested as disinfectants of objects contaminated with anthrax bacilli. Results showed that under the influence of strong bactericidal gas both vegetative and sporous forms of Bacillus anthracis at a concentration of 0.5 grams per 1 liter of air, at room temperature and normal atmospheric pressure are completely destroyed in 15 minutes.