I've been plowing through databases to find evidence-based research reporting on the residue remaining after evaporation of chemical disinfectants. I want to know if there is a study which states the amount of residue that disinfectants (which are commonly used for healthcare surfaces or cleanrooms) leave after evaporation in air-dry way (not via Residue on Evaporation RoE Test which includes heating the substance). These disinfectants are mostly common and include alcohol, chlorine and chlorine compounds, formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde (GTA), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), iodophors, ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA), peracetic acid, peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide, phenolics, and quaternary ammonium compounds (quats).
I've found an article which states the amount of residue on some materials in healthcare equipment, but it doesn't say if the disinfectant has evaporated or not1 . There are some reports from ALS lab too, but the source is not clear enough(see image below) 2 .
C. Lerones, A. Mariscal, M. Carnero, A. García-Rodríguez, J. Fernández-Crehuet, Assessing the residual antibacterial activity of clinical materials disinfected with glutaraldehyde, o-phthalaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide or 2-bromo-2-nitro-1,3-propanediol by means of a bacterial toxicity assay,.Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2004, 10, 984–989. DOI: 10.1080/00397918908050700.