Characterization of handheld disinfectant sprayers for effective surface decontamination to mitigate severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission

Seong Chan Kim, Dong Bin Kwak, Thomas Kuehn, David Y.H. Pui

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Abstract

With schools reopening, an increasing number of custodians are applying disinfectant spray methods to decontaminate frequently touched surfaces, including school supplies, walls, desks, and chairs, to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission between students, and teachers and students in the classroom. In this research, we present a novel characterization method to evaluate disinfectant droplet size and coverage for two types of commonly used disinfectant sprayers and suggest the optimum application practice for them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)901-903
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume42
Issue number7
Early online dateJan 13 2021
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors thank members of the Center for Filtration Research for their support. Portions of this work were conducted in the Minnesota Nano Center, which is supported by the National Science Foundation through the National Nano Coordinated Infrastructure Network (NNCI grant no. ECCS-1542202).

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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