Accession Number:

AD0827093

Title:

MICROBIOLOGICAL SAFETY EVALUATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL REFUSE INCINERATOR,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1967-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

An industrial refuse incinerator was tested to determine minimum operating temperatures required to prevent release of viable microorganisms to the atmosphere. A liquid suspension of Bacillus subtilis var. niger spores was disseminated into the firebox as an aerosol, and dry spores mixed with animal bedding were dumped into the firebox. The minimum requirement for wet spores was 575F for the firebox air temperature and 385F for the firebrick refractory lining. When dry spores were used, these temperatures were 700F and 385F, respectively. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE