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Disinfection of solid surfaces by combinations of UV light and oxidation treatments

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Combinations of ultraviolet light (UV) and the oxidising agents, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and ozone (O3), were evaluated for disinfecting solid surfaces. Studies were conducted using spores of the bacterium Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633) attached to materials ranging from filter papers and membranes to aluminium and PTFE. Techniques were developed for depositing, recovering and enumerating spores from these surfaces. [Continues.]

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EA Technology Ltd.

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  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

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© Douglas Walter McGregor Gardner

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/

Publication date

1997

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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