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Table 1 Bacteriocidal efficacy of the sanitizer

From: Survival of Staphylococcus aureus on the outer shell of fire fighter turnout gear after sanitation in a commercial washer/extractor

Duration of vortexing in water or sanitizer Inoculum (CFU) Recovery of viable cells exposed to water (CFU)/aSD aRecovery of viable cells exposed to sanitizer (CFU) Percentage reduction of viable cells (%) Log reduction of viable cells
10 Seconds 2.1 × 107 1.4 × 107/1.3 × 106 0 100 6.8
1 Minute 1.6 × 107/1.4 × 106 0 100 6.8
10 Minutes 1.6 × 107/1.2 × 106 0 100 6.2
  1. Experiment repeated three times with three replicate swatches for each vortex time
  2. aSD standard deviation