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RE: Disinfectant Inquiry

I do not know if it has been used at Vet hospitals, but it has been used
in people ones: high energy Ultraviolet light is very effective for
airborne contamination and some wastewater and solids.  Microwave is
used for disinfection and sterilization (like an autoclave).

There is some info on these at our publications page in our web site:


The Electric Power Research Institute (phone number given on documents
list page of each technology manual) has more detailed info available.

Steve Hillenbrand
Industrial Waste Reduction Engineer
Synterprise Group, Division of Tennessee Valley Authority
(423) 632-8489; (423) 632-3616 (fax)
TVA IWR HomePage  www.tva.gov/orgs/iwr/iwrhome.htm

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> From: 	Cindy McComas[SMTP:CMCCOMAS@mntap.sph.umn.edu]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, June 24, 1998 5:57 PM
> To: 	'P2 Tech'
> Subject: 	FW: Disinfectant Inquiry
> MnTAP currently has an intern project involving disinfection
> procedures at a 
> veterinary hospital.  The goal of the project is to reduce the
> disinfectant 
> loading to the wastewater treatment system while still maintaining the
> efficacy necessary to prevent infection and disease.  The intern is 
> reviewing current disinfection protocols of large and small animal
> pens and 
> kennels.  The efficacy of the current protocol will be gauged as will
> the 
> efficacy of alternative protocols.
> Does anyone know of similar projects, products or protocols that would
> be 
> useful in this application?  With the current focus on mercury does
> anyone 
> have knowledge of disinfectant/antimicrobial products containing
> mercury 
> that should be avoided?  What about the basics of the "best tool for
> the 
> job" based on current knowledge or school of thought?
> Thanks for your assistance!!