A disinfectant made from sawdust knocks out deadly microbes
A new disinfectant made from sawdust and water can knock out more than 99 percent of some disease-causing microbes. That makes the sawdust mix a potential alternative to current germ-killing chemicals. Shicheng Zhang, an environmental engineer at Fudan University.went searching for a better option to many disinfectants used today that can harm the environment. He and his colleagues cooked mixtures of water and sawdust for one hour. They heated this sawdust soup under pressure, then filtered it. Later, they tested how well the sawdust brew killed off microbes.