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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1987 Dec;53(12):2983-6.

Inactivation of Legionella pneumophila by hypochlorite and an organic chloramine.

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Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, Alabama.

Abstract

The susceptibility of a strain of Legionella pneumophila to disinfection by an organic halamine, free chlorine, and a mixture of the organic halamine and free chlorine was assessed. The organic halamine was found to have superior stability in solution and to exhibit adequate disinfectant potential over a period of 1 month of repeated reinoculations of fresh bacteria. The combined halamine exhibited great potential for use in maintaining closed-cycle cooling water systems free of L. pneumophila.

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3435150
PMCID:
PMC204235
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