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Ultraviolet radiation: Is it an effective method for environmental sterilization?

Soria-Villasenor, Laura Elena, Mayagoitia, Ruth E. , Lazo-de-la-Vega, Carlos and Armendariz, Fabian (1992) Ultraviolet radiation: Is it an effective method for environmental sterilization? In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1992 14th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. IEEE, pp. 1138-1139. ISBN 0780308166

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Abstract

The Biomedical Engineering Department of Hospital Angeles del Pedregal a third level Hospital in Mexico City, jointly with the Biomedical Engineering Program of Universidad Iberoamericana developed a project that tested the controversial hypothesis of whether Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) is an effective method for environmental sterilization. The study was conducted in a clean operating room, where environmental culture sampler plates were placed repeatedly over a 6 month period before and after using UVR. The T test showed no significant difference at the 95% level in most of the plates. Besides, the implementation of the system is neither reliable nor effective as it can be noticed in this report. Therefore HAP started a project for the testing of other methods for environmental sterilization, among which the results for ozone have already been obtained.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > Biomedical engineering
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 10:30
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2014 10:30
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1160

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