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BS EN 1276 disinfectant quantitative suspension

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#1 Ruichi

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

Hello,

I am a Chemical Engineering student. Currently, I'm involved in a research meant to determine the potential of Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils to be used as disinfectants. We pretend to compare their antibacterial capacity against common quaternary ammonium based products.

After reading a lot of scientific publications, I noticed most of researchers conduct their testings acording to the following standard method:

BS EN 1276:2009
Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics . Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)

It seems to be the most detailed and reliable standard method currently available. I have tried to download it, but it seems like the only way to acquire it, is paying £ 184.00 to BSI... Being a student (with no money income yet) I can not pay that ammount...


I would really appreciate if somebody could share a copy of this standard method with me.


Please and thanks.

#2 Phil Geis

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

The European norm you cite is a suspension test - good for precision and reproducibility and required for EU marketing. Technically, it's not very relevant for application to hard surfaces (countertops, floors, etc) or for marketing in US where you'll need to use the AOAC use dilution test (http://www.epa.gov/p...ds/MB-05-08.pdf ).

And there is a substantial body of literature on biocidal efficacy of these essential oils that you probably should understand.

Edited by Phil Geis, 01 July 2013 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

Hello,

I am a Chemical Engineering student. Currently, I'm involved in a research meant to determine the potential of Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils to be used as disinfectants. We pretend to compare their antibacterial capacity against common quaternary ammonium based products.

After reading a lot of scientific publications, I noticed most of researchers conduct their testings acording to the following standard method:

BS EN 1276:2009
Chemical disinfectants and antiseptics . Quantitative suspension test for the evaluation of bactericidal activity of chemical disinfectants and antiseptics used in food, industrial, domestic and institutional areas. Test method and requirements (phase 2, step 1)

It seems to be the most detailed and reliable standard method currently available. I have tried to download it, but it seems like the only way to acquire it, is paying £ 184.00 to BSI... Being a student (with no money income yet) I can not pay that ammount...


I would really appreciate if somebody could share a copy of this standard method with me.


Please and thanks.

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