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Main Title Evaluation of Expedient Decontamination Options with Activated Peroxide- based Liquid Sporicides.
Author W. Calfee
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-13/009
Stock Number ADA581283
Additional Subjects Decontamination ; Bleaching agents ; Germicides ; Liquids ; Peroxides ; Ph factor ; Warrp ; Activated-peroxide ; Low-tech decontamination ; Ph amended bleach
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NTIS  ADA581283 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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This project evaluated a promising low-tech decontamination alternative to pH amended bleach. The alternative decontaminant that was optimized was activated-peroxide. A benefit of a simple activated peroxide solution is that hydrogen peroxide decomposes into water and oxygen, whereas bleach (hypochlorite) decomposes into chlorate and chloride ions, oxygen, and chlorine. Chlorine off-gassing from bleach can accumulate in a closed room and can be harmful when inhaled. A simple activated peroxide solution with no ingredients other than hydrogen peroxide, buffer and an activator decomposes into water and oxygen and is considerably less corrosive than bleach. This decontamination material's efficacy was evaluated on indoor and outdoor building materials and during an operational assessment.