A technique is described for measuring the relative germicidal efficiencies of strong alakalies. For a given alkali, the germicidal efficiency increases with decreasing H +ion concentration, but the H +ion concentration is not suitable as an index of the germicidal powers of different alkalies. The addition of various salts to sodium hydroxide increased the germicidal effects of the alkali.
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Levine, Max; Buchanan, J. H.; Lease, Grace; and Peterson, E. E.
"Some Observations on the Germicidal Efficiencies of Alkalies,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 34(1), 93-93.
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