Handbook of Biocide and Preservative Use

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H.W. Rossmoore
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 425 pages
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My professional interest in antimicrobial agents and contamination control goes back 50 years to my tour as a microbiologist in a field hospital in Europe during World War II. With no experience and relying solely on a military handbook, I prepared thermometer trays with jars of blue bichloride of mercury and pink isopropyl alcohol. A preliminary typhoid diagnosis of one of our cooks resulted in the need for lab testing. His stool specimen and its subsequent disposal was my problem. My handbook said bum it. So burn it T did, in a five-gallon can with gasoline. Flames shot up almost six feet, and my next mistake was to extinguish them with carbon tetrachloride. This resulted in the production of lethal phosgene gas. The hospital had a near disaster. I could say that at that moment I vowed to write a how-to book so that such stupidities could be avoided. Nevertheless, when I was offered the opportunity to edit this book I thought back on the need for a real, practical treatment of my subject. This book, then, is a practical handbook for technical service personnel and scientists who are not necessarily specialists in microbiology. It provides information on suitable antimicrobial agents appropriate to their particular problem-solving needs and information on the microbial groups contributing to the specific problem, their ecologies, and strategies for controlling their access to the area or material of interest.
 

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Contents

Introduction to biocide use
1
References
17
Bibliography
49
Paper pulp and food grade paper
83
Appendix
96
Biocides for metalworking lubricants hydraulic fluids
133
References
156
Biocides in oilfield operations
185
Biocides for use in the textile industry
238
The use of biocides in paint preservation
254
References
266
Biocides used in wood preservation
283
The selection of disinfectants for use in food hygiene
315
Antimicrobial food preservatives
334
References
348
Index
417

Fuels biocides
207
References
231
Lists of Standards reproduced
425
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