Copper

EPA Test Method for the Continuous Reduction of Bacterial Contamination on Copper Alloy Surfaces

The EPA's "Test Method for the Continuous Reduction of Bacterial Contamination on Copper Alloy Surfaces" is designed to quantitatively test the ability of copper alloy surfaces to continuously reduce bacterial inoculums on these surfaces. It is a difficult test for most antimicrobial surfaces to pass. In order to obtain...

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EPA Test Method for the Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Copper Alloy Surfaces

The EPA's "Test Method for Residual Self-Sanitizing Activity of Copper Alloy Surfaces" is designed to quantitatively test the ability of copper alloy surfaces to kill 99.9% of the target microorganism for 24 hours, after multiple simulated wear cycles and re-inoculations. In order to obtain a residual self-sanitizer claim, an initial copper sufrace...

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EPA Copper Surfaces as Sanitizers Test

The EPA's "Test method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy Surfaces as a Sanitizer" is designed to quantitatively test the ability of copper and copper alloy surfaces to act as a sanitizer. Most importantly, this method serves as the technical basis for substantiation of so-called "health claims" for antimicrobial surfaces. In other...

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