Role of environmental sanitization in health clinics: evaluation of potassium peroxymonosulfate (KMPS) efficacy at two different concentrations

Michele Totaro1, Francesco Castellani2, Francesca Di Serafino1, Nunzio Zotti1, Federica Badalucco1, David Rocchi1, Sara Civitelli1, Giulia Geminale1, Davide Masetti2, Angelo Baggiani1

1 Dipartimento di Ricerca Traslazionale e delle Nuove Tecnologie in Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Pisa.
2 Damamed Srl, S.Lazzaro di Savena, Italy

Keyword: potassium peroxymonosulfate, air and surface disinfection, microbial reduction


Background: Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are closely related to several factors, such as prolonged hospital stay in high-risk areas and intensive care units, potentially predisposing underlying conditions. It has also been demonstrated that HAI incidence may be related to non-respected standards of assistance, such as not adequately cleaned structures or medical devices contaminated by environmental bacteria and multidrug resistant enterobacteria. Objective: In this case it has been carried on an efficacy evaluation of a microionization system using potassium peroxymonosulfate (KMPS) for outpatient clinics indoor air disinfection.