Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) Decontamination of a Section of a Boeing 747 Cabin
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST
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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.
- Civilian Aircraft
- Air Pollution and Control
- Commercial and General Aviation
- Inorganic Chemistry