BIOCIDAL RUBBER FOR WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEMS
Final rept. 26 Jan-30 Dec 1968
GOODRICH (B F) AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE PRODUCTS AKRON OH
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An assessment was made of the bactericidal efficacy of 17 biologically active elastomeric materials against 7 genera of microorganisms under static and varying dynamic conditions. A test cell and a laboratory model of a vacuum distillation water reclamation system used in the study are described. Compounds showing the greatest overall effectiveness in buffered distilled water solutions and in urine are delineated. Taste thresholds and data on rat feeding experiments using one of the biocidal agents are included. A neoprene elastomer with either hexabutyl distannoxane or hexabutyl distannthiane seemed the most promising.
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