Hygiene of populated placesISSN: 2707-0441 eISSN: 2707-045X
Issue 68, 2018   -   Pages: 50-53
ESTIMATION OF THE ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION OF THE ELECTRIC WASHER ION
O.V. Surmasheva1, G.Yu. Romanova1, A.Yu. Zhurba1, N.O. Nikonova1, M.. Rosada1
1 STATE INSTITUTION O.M. MARZIEIEV INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH NAMSU

: 613.155:579.63
https://doi.org/10.32402/hygiene2018.68.050

SUMMRY:
Humidifiers are widely used in everyday life, but the peculiarities of their effect on microor-ganisms in the air are not covered in the literature and regulatory documents. The purpose of the work is to determine the efficiency of using the device for air humidifying of a "cold" type as a purifier from bacterial and fungal contamination.
Generally accepted methods of microbiological research were used in the work, the results obtained were processed using variation statistics methods.
In the course of the research using an electric moisturizer "Ion" it was found that the bacterial content in the air significantly decreased by 6.27 times during 5 days of operation of the device, the mold spores decreased by 2.29 times.
The received data allow conclude about the possibility of using modern devices for humidify-ing air not only to improve the microclimate of premises, but also for air purification from microor-ganisms.

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