Differences in concepts of Antibiosis, Bacteriostasis, Sterilization and Disinfection
Antibiosis: it is a general term, including sterilization, disinfection, bacteriostasis, mildew prevention, corrosion prevention, etc.
Bacteriostasis: the process of inhibiting the growth and reproduction of microorganisms, inhibiting the activity of microorganisms in the system to be treated, so that their reproductive ability will be low or physical reproduction.
Sterilization: it refers to the process of killing pathogenic bacteria in the object, but the object also contains non pathogenic bacteria such as spores and thermophilic bacteria.
Disinfection: it refers to the process of destroying microorganisms in the system to be treated, but the disinfection process is generally ineffective for microbial spores. Disinfection does not need to kill all microorganisms in the system. As long as the predetermined requirements are met, it is generally necessary to remove or inactivate pathogenic and conditionally pathogenic microorganisms in the system.
Differences among Mould proof agent, Antibacterial agent and Bactericide
Mould proof agent: it is a kind of polymer material additive that can inhibit the growth of mold and kill mold. It can protect polymer materials from fungal erosion and maintain good appearance and physical and mechanical properties.
Antibacterial agent: antibacterial agent refers to the chemical substance that can keep the growth or reproduction of some microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae and viruses) below the necessary level within a certain period of time.
Bactericide: bactericide, also known as biocide, bactericide and algicide, microbicide, etc., usually refers to chemical agents that can effectively control or kill microorganisms in the water system – bacteria, fungi and algae. Internationally, it is usually used as a general term for the prevention and treatment of various pathogenic microorganisms.