Accession Number:

AD0619403

Title:

A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE BACTERICIDAL ACTIVITY OF GASEOUS DISINFECTANTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Conclusions A method has been developed for determining the comparative bactericidal activity of gaseous substances which makes it possible to characterize the bactericidal capability of gas-fumigants. The method is distinguished by great accuracy and a constant reproducibility of results. Based on its bactericidal properties, methyl bromide is considerably inferior to the bactericidal activity of ethylene oxide. Resistance to ethylene oxide and methyl bromide by Staphylococcus aureus is considerably greater than the resistance of E. coli.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE