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Survival of aerosolized bacteriophage phiX174 in air containing ozone olefin mixtures

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Author: Mik, G. de · Groot, I. de · Gerbrandy, J.L.F.
Institution: Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO Chemisch Laboratorium TNO
Source:Journal of Hygiene, 2, 78, 189-198
Identifier: 228261
Keywords: Biology · Bacteriophage · Escherichia coli · In vitro study · Microorganism · Theoretical study · Virus inactivation · Aerosols · Air Microbiology · Alkenes · Chemistry · Coliphages · DNA Viruses · Drug Synergism · Ozone


The effects of ozone and ozonized olefins on aerosol survival of bacteriophage phiX174 were studied. The ozone concentrations used were between 0 and 110 parts/109, giving decay rates up to 0.03 min-1. The olefins used were trans 2 butene and cyclohexene in concentrations of 500 parts/109 and 2.4 parts/106, respectively. Olefins alone have no effect, whereas in combination with ozone, decay rates of 0.1 min-1 and higher were obtained. The results are discussed in relation to the viricidal effect of open air. Chemicals/CAS: Aerosols; Alkenes; Ozone, 10028-15-6