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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 241--242

Surface disinfection by exposure to germicidal UV light

G Katara1, N Hemvani1, S Chitnis1, V Chitnis2, DS Chitnis1 
1 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Manik Bagh Road, Indore - 452 014, MP, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Aurobindo Institute of Medical Science, Sanwer Road, Indore - 452 015, MP, India

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D S Chitnis
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Manik Bagh Road, Indore - 452 014,MP
India

The present study was aimed to design a simple model to check efficacy of germicidal UV tube, to standardise the position, distance and time for UV light and also to find out its efficacy against medically important bacteria, the bacterial spores and fungi. The microbial cultures tested included gram positive and gram negative bacteria, bacterial spores and fungal spores. The microbes streaked on solid media were exposed to UV light. The inactivation of the order of four logs was observed for bacteria. UV light can have efficient inactivation of bacteria up to a distance of eight feet on either side and exposure time of 30 minutes is adequate.

How to cite this article:
Katara G, Hemvani N, Chitnis S, Chitnis V, Chitnis D S. Surface disinfection by exposure to germicidal UV light.Indian J Med Microbiol 2008;26:241-242

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Katara G, Hemvani N, Chitnis S, Chitnis V, Chitnis D S. Surface disinfection by exposure to germicidal UV light. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];26:241-242
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