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Table 2 Effectiveness of Gemini™ sanitization using ASTM E2274 protocol

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

Exp. no. aInoculum (CFU/Swatch) Recovery of viable cells in the wash water (control) (CFU) Recovery of viable cells in sanitizer wash (CFU) Recovery of viable cells after rinsing the water washed swatch (control) (CFU / bSD) Recovery of viable cells after rinsing the sanitizer washed swatch (CFU)
Exp 1 1.3 × 107 2.3 × 106 0 2.1 × 106/5.1 × 105 0.83
Exp 2 5.9 × 106 2.4 × 106 0 4.2 × 106/2.7 × 105 0
Exp 3 5.4 × 107 2.0 × 106 0 3.1 × 106/5.1 × 105 0.17
  1. aThree replicate swatches per experiment
  2. bSD standard deviation