Household and Commercial Disinfectants

There are many kinds of bacteria that live on surfaces in our households and in commercial manufacturing sites. Two examples of dangerous bacteria are Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytegenes)  and Escherichia coli (E. coli). NRCS's proprietary extract is able to eradicate these bacteria more effectively and permanently than rival solutions currently available.

What are the current challenges?

Current available products don't always clean surfaces as advertised. Some solutions are harsh and can have toxic effects if used improperly. Some solutions leave a residue and need to be "re-cleaned" with a third product.
Additionally, production methods of many surface disinfectants have negative impacts on the environment, with high carbon footprints and high resource consumption.
The surface disinfectants NRCS produces solve these issues by applying natural botanical extracts to get the job done.

1.   Escherichia coli   Disinfectant

In a recent test, NRCS's botanical extract was used to clean a surface infection of E. coli. In the test, E. coli was introduced to a surface and allowed to dry. Then, the surface was cleaned with four different solutions; phosphate buffer saline (PBS), NRCS's product, 70% ethanol, and a common commercial disinfectant. The surface was then swabbed and the sample was transferred onto a petri dish containing a growth medium. The E. coli was allowed to grow for 24 hours before the observations were made (Figure 1).

The results show that PBS and the common commercial disinfectant were unable to eradicate E. coli from the surface. The NRCS product, as well as ethanol, were both able to eradicate E. coli from the surface effectively.  

2. Mushroom Tray Disinfectant (Listeria monocytogenes)

In another study, mushroom trays were pre-contaminated with 25 mL of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria culture (containing approximately 108 CFU/mL). The bacteria were left to propagate for 1 hour, then the culture was poured off and allowed to dry. The contaminated surface was swabbed before and after it was treated with the extract. Even after a single treatment the extract formulation appeared to significantly reduce L. monocytogenes in the swabbed area.

Reach out to us for more information about our studies. We'll be happy to share with you everything we can about the research we are doing. Check out the references page below for further research in this area.

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