Sampling and inactivation of wet disseminated spores from flooring materials using commercially available robotic vacuum cleaners.

AIMS Four commercially available robotic vacuum cleaners were assessed for sampling efficiency of wet disseminated Bacillus atrophaeus spores on carpet, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and laminate flooring. Furthermore, their operability was evaluated and decontamination efficiency of one robot was assessed using a sodium hypochlorite solution. METHODS AND… CONTINUE READING