Classical and alternative disinfection strategies to control the COVID-19 virus in healthcare facilities: a review. Academic Article uri icon


  • The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has spread throughout the world and has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11th, 2020. The COVID-19 is caused by thesevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). One possible mode of virus transmission is through surfaces in the healthcare settings. This paper reviews currently used disinfection strategies to control SARS-CoV-2 at the healthcare facilities. Chemical disinfectants include hypochlorite, peroxymonosulfate, alcohols, quaternary ammonium compounds, and hydrogen peroxide. Advanced strategies include no-touch techniques such as engineered antimicrobial surfaces and automated room disinfection systems using hydrogen peroxide vapor or ultraviolet light.

published proceedings

  • Environ Chem Lett

altmetric score

  • 20.65

author list (cited authors)

  • Choi, H., Chatterjee, P., Lichtfouse, E., Martel, J. A., Hwang, M., Jinadatha, C., & Sharma, V. K.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Choi, Hosoon||Chatterjee, Piyali||Lichtfouse, Eric||Martel, Julie A||Hwang, Munok||Jinadatha, Chetan||Sharma, Virender K

publication date

  • June 2021