Characterization of handheld disinfectant sprayers for effective surface decontamination to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission

Seong Chan Kim, Dong Bin Kwak, Thomas Kuehn, David Y.H. Pui

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Abstract

With schools reopening, an increasing number of custodians are applying disinfectant spray methods to decontaminate frequently touched surfaces, including school supplies, walls, desks, and chairs, to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission between students, and teachers and students in the classroom. In this research, we present a novel characterization method to evaluate disinfectant droplet size and coverage for two types of commonly used disinfectant sprayers and suggest the optimum application practice for them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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Keywords

  • Disinfectant sprayer
  • Electrostatic sprayer
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Trigger sprayer

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