Definition - What does Disinfectant mean?
A disinfectant is an antimicrobial agent used to kill microscopic organisms. There are various types of disinfectants such as air disinfectants, surface disinfectants, oxidizing agents, aldehydes, alcohols, phenolics and thymol-based disinfectants.
Corrosionpedia explains Disinfectant
Disinfectants may kill or mitigate the actions of microorganisms. Examples of disinfection include:
- Adding chlorine to water
- Ultraviolet (UV) radiation
- Ozonation to remove pathogens from wastewater