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Factors Impacting the Bactericidal and Fungicidal Efficacy of Disinfectants on Hard, Non-Porous Surfaces

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posted on 2023-04-25, 00:10 authored by Maxwell G VoornMaxwell G Voorn


Disinfectant application on environmental surfaces is generally accepted to be effective

against vegetative pathogens. However, several important application considerations are not being evaluated

in the registration of these disinfectant solutions. This thesis looks into factors impacting the disinfectant wipes' bactericidal and fungicidal efficacy on hard, non-porous surfaces and how the interaction between the disinfectant solution and wipe substrate lead to changes in the efficacy of disinfection.


Degree Type

  • Master of Science


  • Food Science

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Haley F. Oliver

Additional Committee Member 2

Bruce M. Applegate

Additional Committee Member 3

Xiaobao Li