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Novel colour additive for bleach disinfectant wipes reduces corrosive damage on stainless steel.

08:00 EDT 24th September 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Novel colour additive for bleach disinfectant wipes reduces corrosive damage on stainless steel."

Bleach disinfectant wipes are corrosive to hospital surfaces and equipment. We measured the effect of two widely used bleach wipes, with and without Highlight colour additive, on stainless steel to both quantify corrosion rate and determine the effect of Highlight on reducing surface damage caused by bleach wipes. The two bleach wipes alone caused severe corrosion (>5 mpy) while the addition of Highlight both significantly reduced corrosion rate (<2 mpy) and prevented discolouration of the metal. These results indicate that Highlight reduces the deleterious corrosive effects of bleach wipes, thus improving their viability for healthcare surface cleaning.

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Name: The Journal of hospital infection
ISSN: 1532-2939
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