Evaluation of Diperadipic Acid as a Surface Decontaminant for Spore-Forming Biological Agents [open pdf - 411KB]
"An environmental contamination incident involving an infectious or contagious biological agent may pose significant risks to human health. Currently, there are a limited number of sporicidal chemicals that are approved for use against 'Bacillus anthracis', the causative agent of anthrax. Characterization of potential decontamination options, ahead of a contamination incident, are important to ensure response and remediation operations initiate promptly and are effective. The current laboratory-scale study was undertaken to evaluate the decontamination efficacy of diperadipic acid, under application conditions that were found to be effective for pH-adjusted bleach (a common sporicidal liquid). The results showed that diperadipic acid demonstrated >6 Log Reduction on glass surfaces, but <2 Log Reduction on concrete. Like studies with pH adjusted bleach, viable spores were found in runoff samples, indicating that relocation of contaminants from surfaces may be possible during decontamination."
United States Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/