biocidal agent

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00:55 May 25, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: biocidal agent
Definition from Science Direct:
Biocides are classified as active substances and preparations containing one or more active substances. These are intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, prevent the action of, or otherwise exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism by chemical or biological means.

Example sentence(s):
  • In their paper, ‘Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents’, scientists found that coronaviruses can be efficiently inactivated by surface disinfection procedures with 62–71 per cent ethanol, 0.5 per cent hydrogen peroxide or 0.1 per cent sodium hypochlorite within one minute. Net Doctor
  • The scientists argued past research has demonstrated “inactivation of coronaviruses by biocidal agents”. Yahoo News
  • “Human-to-human transmissions have been described with incubation times between 2-10 days, facilitating its spread via droplets, contaminated hands or surfaces. We therefore reviewed the literature on all available information about the persistence of human and veterinary coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces as well as inactivation strategies with biocidal agents used for chemical disinfection, e.g. in healthcare facilities.” Diagnostic Imaging
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3 +1czynnik biobójczy
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czynnik biobójczy

Definition from own experience or research:
Aktywna substancja lub preparat wykorzystywany w celu zniszczenia, unieszkodliwienia lub dezaktywacji wszelkich szkodliwych organizmów w sposób biologiczny lub chemiczny.

Example sentence(s):
  • Czynnik biobójczy to ozon oraz, który jest gazem o potężnych właściwościach utleniających. Ozonowanie sprawdzi się w miejscach, gdzie konieczne pozostaje utrzymanie czystości mikrobiologicznej, odpowiedniej sterylności, a środowisko musi być pozbawione nieprzyjemnych zapachów i mikroorganizmów. - Eco Serwis  
  • Znana jest, na przykład z opisu patentowego CA24989770A1, kompozycja zawierająca chitozan lub kwas taninowy oraz dodatkowy czynnik biobójczy, jak np. EDTA, benzoesany lub sorbitan. - Politechnika Krakowska  
Robert Foltyn
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Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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