It is a pleasure to announce that a new scientific paper has been published on the Focus Point "New Technologies for Detection, Protection, Decontamination and Developments of the Decision Support Systems in Case of CBRNe Events" that one of the 3 the special issue of SICC Series - CBRNe Conference 2020 published on the European Physics Journal Plus.
José Luis Pérez Díaz, Juan Sánchez García-Casarrubios, Pablo Méndez-Vigo Carranza, Elisa María Ruiz Navas, Mihayl Iliev Petrov, Antonio Alcamí Pertejo, Ángela Vázquez6, Alberto Rastrojo, Victor Archilla, María Sánchez García and Gonzalo Fernández Perea. (2021). "Fast surface disinfection with COUNTERFOG® SDR-F05A+ ". Eur. Phys. J. Plus (2021) 136: 393. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01353-8. Focus Point "New Technologies for Detection, Protection, Decontamination and Developments of the Decision Support Systems in Case of CBRNe Events". Guest Editors: Andrea Malizia, Parag Chatterjee and Marco D'Arienzo.
COUNTERFOG® has been proposed as a rapid decontamination and disinfection technology that uses dynamic submicrometric-disinfecting fog cones. When projected onto surfaces, they create a micrometre-thick film of disinfectant minimizing the use of liquids and the impact on environment. The extremely thin film is intended to be enough to cover and kill microorganisms and simultaneously thin enough to evaporate in a few minutes—depending on the environmental conditions. In the present work, experimental tests were carried out to verify this hypothesis. These include a physical characterization of the fog in the cone, a measurement of the liquid flow projected on surfaces as well as disinfection tests with a series of microorganisms. In addition to these results, operational recommendations are derived to ensure disinfection reliability.