TRISODIUM (ORTHO) PHOSPHATE: A Safe Disinfectant, Easily Obtainable

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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For virus control; not as fast or as effective as some others, but is the least expensive and well recommended; refer to A66-980; A68-29+; also sold as Spik and Span. OA77-177; soak tools in a 15%, solution for 15 to 30 minutes. A80-110
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TRISODIUM (ORTHO) PHOSPHATE: For Virus Control A one-minute soak in it inactivated Cymbidium Mosaic Virus; a ten-minutes soak did not completely inactivate Odontoglossum ring-spot virus. P68(4)-5 0
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE: As a Deactivating Agent Frequently used on cutting tools in a saturated solution; the knife must be wiped clean before soaking, change the solution frequently; it does not harm the metal. A84-129 0
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE: As a Viruscide It can be used for such but gloves must be worn when handling it, and care taken to prevent splashing. OA81-152 0
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE: Disinfectant Sometimes written as Trisodium (Ortho) Phosphate; a saturated solution it has a pH of 12 which seems effective for cleaning tools. A86-34 0
TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE: For Virus Control A saturated solution will denature viral particles with a 10-minute soak; rust is not checked. A87-132 0

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