Title

The Effect Of Sanitizers On Bacteria

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Microbiology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

3rd Place

Abstract

In this study, the efficacy of gel and foam sanitizers were studied in comparison to hand soap. The purpose was to find an alternative for hand soap in everyday situations. To test the sanitizers, cleansers covered a blank sterile discs and were placed on petri dishes pre-contaminated with Streptococcus bacteria. Twenty trials, each with four sterile discs, were run for the gel and foam sanitizers, as well as the hand soap. The data showed that the gel sanitizer was more effective than both the foam sanitizer and the hand soap. Therefore, gel sanitizer should be used as a replacement for hand soap.

Location

Owens 110

Start Date

4-16-2016 2:00 PM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 2:00 PM

The Effect Of Sanitizers On Bacteria

Owens 110

In this study, the efficacy of gel and foam sanitizers were studied in comparison to hand soap. The purpose was to find an alternative for hand soap in everyday situations. To test the sanitizers, cleansers covered a blank sterile discs and were placed on petri dishes pre-contaminated with Streptococcus bacteria. Twenty trials, each with four sterile discs, were run for the gel and foam sanitizers, as well as the hand soap. The data showed that the gel sanitizer was more effective than both the foam sanitizer and the hand soap. Therefore, gel sanitizer should be used as a replacement for hand soap.