An examination of the various chemical and physical antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods used for infection prevention and contamination control.
· Presents a comprehensive review of the various chemical and physical antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods, including types, practical uses, the spectrum of activity, advantages, disadvantages, and modes of action.
· Offers background information on microbiology, including a discussion of the spectrum of action, determination of efficacy, and common variables that affect the performance of antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods.
· Covers the mechanisms of action of biocides in four general groups: oxidizing agents, cross-linking agents, action by transfer of energy, and other structure-disrupting agents.
· Explores the demonstrated natural and acquired mechanisms that microorganisms employ to resist the biocidal effects of chemical and physical processes.
· Serves as a reference for microbiologists, chemists, facilities managers, health care professionals, infection and contamination control practitioners, application engineers, and students.
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Book Description American Society for Microbiology 2007-02-01, Washington DC, 2007. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781555819019
Book Description ASM Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11155581901X