Monday, 10 December 2018

Disinfectants and Biocides


Tim Sandle has written a new chapter which reviews the use of disinfectants and biocides in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. This is for a new book edited by Jeanne Moldenhauer titled “Disinfection and Decontamination A Practical Handbook.”

Here is an extract:

“The regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces is required. In addition, processing equipment requires frequent cleaning and disinfection; and periodic disinfection may be required for water systems. The focus of this chapter is on disinfectants used in cleanrooms and other controlled areas for surface disinfection, which is necessary for maintaining contamination control. The chapter considers the different types of chemicals that are available as disinfection agents; the process for their selection; their application; and how they are to be qualified through disinfectant efficacy testing. In doing so the chapter does not seek to regurgitate regulatory standards (these are sign-posted for the reader to explore); instead the chapter seeks to provide a practical approach, supported by scientific theory, for the use of disinfectants and biocides for the purposes of microbial contamination control for pharmaceuticals and healthcare facilities.”

Sandle, T. (2019) Disinfectants and Biocides. In Moldenhauer, J. (Ed.) Disinfection and Decontamination A Practical Handbook, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp7-34

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle, Pharmaceutical Microbiology

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