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American Journal of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
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  • Kamalakanth R V,
  • Kailash S,
  • Priyadarshini I,
  • Kavitha N P
Kamalakanth R V
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Priyadarshini I
Rajalakshmi Engineering College
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Kavitha N P
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering

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Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is employed for microbial ability as it imparts a great disinfection property. Besides being an oxidizing agent, it is a charge less entity hence it intrudes the proteinaceous layers and ceases the nucleus. It is obligatory to sanitize air-conditioned closed rooms in contagious environment which are vulnerable to infections due to inhibited humidity in air. In this study, HOCl disinfection was studied for parameters like concentration (25, 50 and 100 ppm), pH (4 to 6 and at the elevated pH 6-10 in the room) and the ambient temperature (32, 25 and 20oC) over the time intervals of 30 minutes, 1, 1.5 and 2 hours in the fogged environment followed by the 20 hours of incubation to study growth of microbes and development of colonies. Consequently, the stability of the disinfectant of choice and the reliability of the disinfectant was evaluated on kinetics study on reaction.