One of the often assumed correlations is between being cold and being sterile. When we think of a cold room the automatic assumption is that it is also clean and sterile. So what happens when this goes wrong?

Here is a PDF which looks at the problems when you get biological contamination.

http://www.bioquell.com/interface/downloads/case-studies/Aspergillus_Coldroom_Decon_-_LS001-MKT-017.pdf

The solution ? Hydrogen peroxied gas to kill all the germs! This is a very toxic substance and calls to mind some of the poison gases used during WW1. So not to be done lightly but it does seem to have worked.

 

 

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