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DISINFECTANT EFFICIENCIES
DISINFECTANT MECHANISM OF KILL BACTERIAL EFFICIENCY SPORICIDAL EFFICIENCY FUNGICIDAL EFFICIENCY COMMENTS
PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS (0.5% AQUEOUS) Protoplasmic poison, disrupts cell walls, precipitates enzyme systems Excellent Not effective against residual bacterial spores. Excellent Irritating to skin, unpleasant odor. Usually used in concentrations of 0.5%
ALCOHOLS (ETHYL & ISOPROPYL) Denatures proteins in the presence of water, hyrolizes the cell Good against vegetative forms and tubercular bacilli Not effective Not reliable Safe, evaporates completely, readily available. Usually used in 70% concentrations
IODINE AND IODOPHORS Inactive cells Good Fair Good Low tissue toxicity, corrosive, strains. Usually used in 75-100 ppm
CHLORINE Combines with cell compounds Good Fair Good Irritating, corrodes metal, inactivated by organic matter
FORMALIN Combines with cell compounds Excellent Good Good Toxic and irritating, effective in the presence of organic matter, does not corrode metal. Usually used in a 20% concentration
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE Disturbances of hydrogehases and oxidases Excellent Excellent Excellent High surface tensions, not compatible with all surfactant agents, colorless. Non-toxic in recommended 1-6% concentration
PURIFIED HOT WATER Inactivates the cell, denatures proteins Good Poor Good Non-toxic, colorless, odorless
MINNCARE7 Reacts with and inactivates enzymes, attacks cell membranes Excellent Excellent Excellent Superior biocidal activity at 1% concentration. Cleans out biofilms to prevent recolonization of bacteria. Compatible with RO membrane & DI system components.

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