Tag: "disinfect" at biology news
Keep Off The Grass - Reduce Air Pollution
...y cut grass are natural antibiotics, which act to disinfect
the wound site. Gases released by grass include the volatile organic compounds methanol, ethanol, propanone and butanone. This study has shown that grasslands around the world may be one of the biggest sources of the gases methanol, and perha...
Battery-operated pen quickly disinfects drinking water
... a powerful concoction of oxidants that can safely disinfect
drinking water. They report their findings today ...xidants from a salt solution for individual use to disinfect
drinking water." The new technology was evaluated for its ability to inactivate waterborne parasites...
UNC-CH experiments reveal new 'pen' can disinfect water
...n," Sobsey said. "This delivers enough oxidants to disinfect
the water in 10 minutes even better than plain chlorine does, and then the water can be drunk safely." To protect soldiers, the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) paid for developing the MIOX Disinfection Pen, which is seven inches long and we...
Clean water for Nepal is focus of MIT research
...les had to be left for some two days to completely disinfect
the water. Another promising system that both removes particles and disinfects is the BioSand Water Filter (BSF) developed by Professor David Manz at the University of Calgary, Canada. The system essentially strains water through different layers of ...
Potato technology may help move mail
...e, a hazardous chemical used to treat potatoes and disinfect
anthrax-contaminated facilities, ozone leaves no residue and for potatoes, takes just seconds to work. Ozone can be created in nature by lightning, or through a high-voltage system such as O3Co.'s patented Corona Discharge Ozone Generator. The elect...
Study: Showering boosts concentrations of potentially hazardous trihalomethanes
...byproducts of interaction between chlorine used to disinfect
water and organic matter found in raw water -- increase significantly in the bloodstream after showering, a new study shows. Public health experts suspect the chemicals may boost the risk of cancer and contribute to reproductive problems such as misc...
Acoustic technique could disinfect medical instruments without heat or harsh chemicals
... added. The idea for using transient cavitation to disinfect
instruments originated with Carter, who had been interested in a new approach for sterilizing the growing number of instruments that are vulnerable to damage from traditional heat disinfection. He reasoned that rapid decompression might be able to k...
Hospital disinfectant effective against Coronavirus (SARS virus) in decontaminating surfaces
...als, clinics and laboratories for over 25 years to disinfect
surgical instruments, equipment and environmental surfaces. Sporicidin, developed by Sporicidin International of Rockville, MD, provides 100% kill of all pathogenic vegetative organisms and is categorized by EPA as a very low toxicity disinfectant....