available-chlorine method

available-chlorine method

[ə′vāl·ə·bəl ′klȯr‚ēn ‚meth·əd]
(microbiology)
A technique for the standardization of chlorine disinfectants intended for use as germicidal rinses on cleaned surfaces; increments of bacterial inoculum are added to different disinfectant concentrations, and after incubation the results indicate the capacity of the disinfectant to handle an increasing bacterial load before exhaustion of available chlorine, the germicidal principle.