LONG-TERM STORAGE STUDY OF DISINFECTANT, GERMICIDAL AND FUNGICIDAL
ARMY NATICK LABS MA NATICK
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A five-year storage test was conducted on Disinfectant, Germicidal and Fungicidal, Phenolic, Dry-Type, Specification MIL-D-51061 in order to obtain data on storage stability and performance under adverse climatic conditions. The storage sites were located at Fort Churchill, Canada arctic, cold-dry, Maynard, Massachusetts temperate, cold-wet, Yuma, Arizon desert, hot-dry and Panama Canal Zone tropic, hot-wet. After five years of storage in arctic and temperate climates the disinfectant showed no significant change in appearance or composition, and no decrease in bactericidal activity. The samples exposed in the hot environments showed varying degrees of alteration evidence by darkening and liquefaction of the dry powder. Bactericidal activity was lower than control values but sufficient to meet the performance requirements.
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