The veracity of in vitro biocide evaluations reviewed in the context of Legionella Pneumophila field study disinfections. In particular, a new nonoxidizing biocide is presented which appears to be uniquely effective in controlling populations of L.P. Efficacy of biocidal disinfections is discussed in terms of biomass penetration and mode of cellular destruction.

87-18: Microbicidal Efficacy of BNPD Against Legionella Pheumophila

  • Michael Coghlin & Gary Caplan Bird Archer, Inc.