Accession Number:

AD0645674

Title:

BETA-PROPIOLACTONE VAPOR DECONTAMINATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE RESEARCH CENTERFREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1966-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Although beta-propiolactone BPL is an effective vapor-phase decontaminant for enclosed areas, some problems were encountered in its use. Adequate air circulation during BPL dissemination could eliminate most of these problems. It is recommended that, when decontaminating the ordinary building or laboratory, the amount of BPL sprayed be changed from the previously suggested 1 gal16,000 cubic ft of space to 1 gal25,000 cubic ft. The use of aqueous BPL solutions and thermal-type generators is not recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE