Section 6
Chapter 5,114

Destruction of microorganisms by contact with solid surfaces

Speier, J.L.; Malek, J.R.

Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 89(1): 68-76


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-9797
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9797(82)90121-7
Accession: 005113765

Solids upon which organic or inorganic cations were chemisorbed killed microorganisms [Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus] at a rate described by a 2nd order rate expression -dS/dt = K [surface area/ml][S], in which S = concentration of viable organisms/ml in an aqueous medium. Cations that have no antimicrobial activity in solution were capable of forming antimicrobial surfaces.

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