Accession Number:

AD0702325

Title:

STUDY OF THE ACTIVITY OF ANTIMICROBIAL CELLULOSE FIBERS FOR AIR STERILIZATION (Izuchenie Aktivnosti Antimikrobnykh Tsellyuloznykh Volonon s Tselyu Primeneniya ikh dlya Sterilizatsii Vozkukha),

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Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1970-02-12

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the antimicrobial activity of copper xanthate and artificial silk fibers containing 1.5 hexachlorophene. These fibers possessed a high activity in respect to gram-positive microbes and yeast their action upon gram-negative microbes was weaker and no effect was produced on molds. Artificial silk fibers containing 1.5 of hexachlorophene proved to be more active. As demonstrated, unwoven filter material from artificial silk with hexachlorophene provided a supply of sterile air without replacement or additional sterilization for not less than 6 months. The material mentioned is recommended for practical use. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE