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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Studies on the Electrochemical Disinfection of Water Containing Escherichia coli using a Dimensionally Stable Anode
Author: Gusmao, ICCP
Moraes, PB
Bidoia, ED
Abstract: The aim of this work was to investigate the disinfectant effect of electrolysis on chlorine-free water, artificially contaminated with Escherichia coli (CCT-1457) and to evaluate the bactericidal activity of electrolysis and kinetic behavior of a single-cell reactor, with a DSA (Dimensionally Stable Anode) electrode to develop a scaled-up system. A high-density E. coli suspension (10(6) CFU mL(-1)) was electrolyzed in this reactor at 25, 50 and 75 mA cm(-2) for up to 60 min, at flow rates of 200 and 500 L h(-1). Bacterial survival fell by 98.9% without addition of chlorinated compounds and a power consumption rate not more than 5.60 kWh m(-3) at flow rate of 200 L h(-1) and 75 mA cm(-2). The process produced a germicidal effect that reached this inactivation rate within a relatively short contact time. Also, a solution of electrolyzed 0.08 M Na2SO4 added to the inoculum showed residual bactericidal effect. The efficiency of disinfection was regulated by both the contact time and current density applied, and a kinetic function for the survival rate was developed for the purpose of scaling up.
Subject: E. coli inactivation
electrochemical treatment
electrolysis of microorganisms
electroxidation process
bactericidal effect
DSA oxide electrode
Country: Brasil
Editor: Inst Tecnologia Parana
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1516-89132010000500029
Date Issue: 2010
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