Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso

Disinfection

  • Catharine A. Conley
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_441-2

Definition

Disinfection is an action taken to obtain the reduction of the number of viable microorganisms present in an environment (gas, liquid, surface, etc.).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersWashingtonUSA