Decol - A new general disinfectant effective for controlling secondary pebrine contamination in silkworm crops

Abstract :

In sericulture certain general disinfectants are available in the market via; Formalin, Bleaching powder, Chlorine dioxide etc which are having certain disadvantages like corrosiveness, non-acceptable odour, irritation to eyes and throat, carcinogenicity and user non friendliness. DECOL, a new wide spectrum general disinfectant has been formulated by SSTL, Kodathi, Bangalore with certain phenolic derivatives based on their biocidal properties along with surfactant, solvent and water as a diluent which has certain advantages over existing disinfectants. Decol is non corrosive to metals and alloys, pleasant and acceptable odour, safe to the user and to the environment, bio-degradable, economical and cost effective. Keeping in view, the above field problems, Decol has been tested in the laboratory in simulated conditions and found very effective in controlling secondary pebrine contamination in silkworm crops. Decol was tested and certified as safe to use in sericulture by Industrial Toxicology Research Centre (ITRC), CSIR, Lucknow, UP, Govt. of India

Keyword :

Disinfectant, Silkworm diseases, Hygiene, Decol

Author(s) : Santha, P. C., Singh, R. N., Dutta, R. N., Singh, R.
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Published Issue : 2012 Vol. 7 Number 2

2012 Vol. 7 Number 2