surface sterilant

R Molony molab at ww.co.nz
Mon Mar 19 19:31:14 EST 2001


Benzalkonium chloride solution is probably better for this application
as it is non volatile and has as residual effect on the surface.
Ethanol is non residual and does not provide any on going biocidal
activity.

Bob Molony
  
jakku at mrna.tn.nic.in ("R. Jayakumar") wrote:

>HI...
>   we have a problem purchasing crude ethanol from our local supplier, due
>to new absurd government policies in force now.   We are having problems
>sterilising our laminar air flow chamber surface and other surfaces in our
>microbiology lab.  Can anyone suggest another safe surface sterilant for
>cleaning desktop surfaces etc. without being toxic to anyone as a
>replacement to 70% ethanol.
>   thanks a lot
>sincerely
>jayakumar
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