Solar photocatalytic disinfection of E. coli and bacteriophages MS2, ΦX174 and PR772 using TiO2, ZnO and ruthenium based complexes in a continuous flow system

Joanne Mac Mahon*, Suresh C. Pillai, John M. Kelly, Laurence W. Gill

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةمراجعة النظراء

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ملخص

The performance of photocatalytic treatment processes were assessed using different photocatalysts against E. coli and bacteriophages MS2, ΦX174 and PR772, in a recirculating continuous flow compound parabolic collector system under real sunlight conditions. Suspended TiO2 and ZnO nanoparticle powders and Tris(2,2′-bipyridyl)dichlororuthenium(II) hexahydrate in solution were tested separately, as well as in combination, using E. coli. For a 3-log reduction of E. coli in distilled water, inactivation rates in terms of cumulative dose were in the order Ru(bpy)3Cl2>(TiO2 & Ru(bpy)3Cl2)>(ZnO & Ru(bpy)3Cl2)>ZnO>TiO2>photolysis. Reactivation of E. coli was observed following all trials despite the detection limit being reached, although the reactivated colonies were observed to be under stress and much slower growing when compared to original colonies. Treatment with Ru(bpy)3Cl2 was also compared against standard photolysis of bacteriophages MS2, ΦX174 and PR772 with the order of photolytic inactivation for a 3-log reduction in terms of cumulative UV-A dose being ΦX174>PR772>MS2. However, MS2 was found to be the most susceptible bacteriophage to treatment with Ru(bpy)3Cl2, with complete removal of the phage observed within the first 15min of exposure. Ru(bpy)3Cl2 also significantly improved inactivation rates for PR772 and ΦX174.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)79-90
عدد الصفحات12
دوريةJournal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology
مستوى الصوت170
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - مايو 1 2017
منشور خارجيًانعم

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