CIRI Announces “Save the Dates”””

ALBANY, NY (August 2, 2011)—The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International (CIRI) is pleased to announce its “Save the Dates” for its innovative fall science and technology symposium, “The Science and Efficacy of Antimicrobials, Disinfectants and Their Impact on Cleaning Technologies. The event, to be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology Hotel and Conference Center November 9-11, will focus on profusion and confusion over many new and different types of disinfectants, sanitizers and antimicrobials.

Attention also will be given to innovations in cleaning science and disinfection; federal regulations; how newer technologies are influencing the contract cleaning business; and the aspects of cleaning technology that involve non-chemical, physical and chemical-free disinfection.

 

“There is a renewed interest in antibacterial technologies, antimicrobial products, disinfectants and sanitizing cleaners,” says Dr. Steven Spivak, chairman of CIRI’s Science Advisory Council. “One reason for that is the expanding supply of antimicrobial technologies, which now is up to 15 or 20 different types and methods! Previously, the average cleaner, service provider and restorer knew antimicrobials primarily as “quats,” phenolics, alcohol and blends. Today there is an explosion of types, claims and hype regarding all healthy cleaning products, methods, equipment and systems—with or without chemical disinfection.”

The program will attempt to answer questions such as:

  • What are “green disinfectants” and can they be promoted? 
  • Are there means to reduce microbial contamination with wipes