Accession Number:

ADA460897

Title:

Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) Decontamination of a Section of a Boeing 747 Cabin

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The use of STERIS Corporations Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide VHP technology as a potential biocide for aircraft decontamination was demonstrated in a cabin section of the Aircraft Environment Research Facility an FAA-owned Boeing 747. When exposed to an appropriate concentration of VHP vapor in the cabin test section, biological indicators inoculated with 106 colony forming units of Geobacillus stearothermophilus spores demonstrated a total suppression of culture growth. Efficacy was demonstrated with and without seats in the test section of the aircraft. The importance of adequate air mixing was also demonstrated. VHP is a registered trademark of the STERIS Corporation.

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Microbiology
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE