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Disinfection is a method used to destroy most microbial forms, especially vegetative pathogens, by using physical and chemical procedures such as chlorination, UV radiation, boiling, vapor, etc. Biotic surfaces such as skin and abiotic surfaces such as contaminated medical devices and kitchen equipment exposed to cross contamination must be disinfected. Especially, inadequate disinfection of water can be fatal and cause life-threatening outbreaks. For this reason, water must be disinfected adequately by appropriate methods. There are several factors that affect the efficacy of disinfection against pathogens, such as capacity of biofilm and spore formation, having antibiotic resistance, etc. It is hard to destroy bacterial biofilms, bacterial spores, and resistant microorganisms. Some bacterial spores and resistant microorganisms can withstand disinfectants, so adequate disinfection must be done by appropriate methods. The aim of this book is to summarize disinfection, disinfection methods, and chemical analysis of by-products by providing up-to-date topics.

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DisinfectionEdited by Sahra Kırmusaoğlu

Published: November 14th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71513

ISBN: 978-1-78984-475-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-474-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-582-0

Copyright year: 2018

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1. Introductory Chapter: Overview of Disinfection

By Sahra Kırmusaoğlu


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2. Disinfection of Water Used for Human and Animal Consumption

By Tatiana Hrušková, Naďa Sasáková, Gabriela Gregová, Ingrid Papajová and Zuzana Bujdošová


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3. Carrier and Liquid Heat Inactivation of Poliovirus and Adenovirus

By S. Steve Zhou, Cameron Wilde, Zheng Chen, Tanya Kapes, Jennifer Purgill, Raymond Nims and Donna Suchmann


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4. New Trends in Chemical Analysis of Disinfection By-Products

By Milton Rosero-Moreano


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