Accession Number : AD0831371

Title :   SPORICIDAL ACTIVITY OF SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE AT SUBZERO TEMPERATURES,

Corporate Author : FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Lynwood A., Jr. ; Hoffman, Robert K. ; Phillips, Charles R.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Sodium hypochlorite was an excellent disinfectant at low temperatures. With the addition of ethylene glycol to prevent freezing, hypochlorite solutions at low free available chlorine concentrations were effective against Bacillus subtilis var. niger spores from 0 C to -40 C. The effectiveness of this decontaminant was influenced by temperature, pH, and concentration, with pH 7.2 the optimum for decontamination at all temperatures and concentrations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GERMICIDES, EFFECTIVENESS), SODIUM COMPOUNDS, HYPOCHLORITES, BACILLUS SUBTILIS, SPORES, DECONTAMINATION, PH FACTOR, TEMPERATURE, LOW TEMPERATURE.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE