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),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Margolina,A. N. ; Golosova,T. V. ; Kaminskaya,L. I. ; Sinelnikova,E. P.

Report Date : 12 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

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)

Descriptors :   (*STERILIZATION, *AIR), (*CELLULOSE, FLUID FILTERS), (*GAS FILTERS, *GERMICIDES), BACTERIAL AEROSOLS, FUNGI, FIBERS, COPPER COMPOUNDS

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE