Development of a cleaning method for the safe and economical removal of highly effective drugs on surfaces in hospitals using cytotoxics as an example
AiF 13711 N
Subject of the project which was carried out in cooperation with the institute for energy and environmental technology (IUTA) was the removal of residues of cytotoxics (anticancer drugs) from floors with protective layers which have to adsorb the cytotoxics and work against entrainment. Currently known temporary protective layers on elastic floorings were developed under the point of view of the optimisation of care properties and the minimisation of re-soiling. These layers are used to increase the resistance of floors against cleansers and other substances and additionally they have to increase the resistance against abrasion and/or they’re used as protective layers for the specific abrasion. In order to avoid a negative impact on the optical appearance of the floorings, all ingredients had to be transparent and had to form a homogeneous film. Regarding the adhesion of the films, the swelling capability of the coating must be taken into account, which leads to changes of the surface properties in the case of temperature and humidity variations.
We thank the Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungvereinigungen “Otto von Guericke” e.V. (AiF) (Association of Industrial Research Organisations) (AiF-No. 13711 N) for funding these projects through a financial support by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Furthermore we would like to thank different member companies for supporting the investigations.
The research report is available on request from FRT.