Accession Number:

AD0689970

Title:

PARAFORMALDEHYDE FOR SURFACE STERILIZATION AND DETOXIFICATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Paraformaldehyde powder, depolymerized by heat, produced formaldehyde gas that was effective in sterilizing laboratory rooms, a mobile laboratory trailer, various surfaces, fiberglass filter medium, and specialized laboratory equipment. A sporulating and nonsporulating strain of bacteria, a virus, and a bacterial toxin were used as test agents. The dissemination procedures and equipment, the assay techniques, and the facilities and equipment sterilized were described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE