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Rideal–Walker test

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noun Ri·de·al–Walk·er test \ri-ˈdē(ə)l-ˈwȯ-kər-\

Medical Definition of Rideal–Walker test

  1. :  a test for determining the phenol coefficient especially of a disinfectant

Biographical Note for rideal–walker test

Rideal

,

Samuel

(1863–1929), and

Walker

,

J. T. Ainslie

(1868–1930), British chemists. Rideal taught chemistry and was an expert on the purification of water and sewage. He wrote extensively on food preservation, disinfection and disinfectants, and public water supplies. Rideal and Walker introduced their method for testing disinfectants in 1903.


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