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Title: Solar and photocatalytic disinfection of protozoan, fungal and bacterial microbes in drinking water.
Authors: Lonnen, J
Kilvington, S
Kehoe, SC
Al-Touati, F
McGuigan, KG
First Published: Mar-2005
Citation: WATER RES, 2005, 39 (5), pp. 877-883
Abstract: The ability of solar disinfection (SODIS) and solar photocatalytic (TiO(2)) disinfection (SPC-DIS) batch-process reactors to inactivate waterborne protozoan, fungal and bacterial microbes was evaluated. After 8 h simulated solar exposure (870 W/m(2) in the 300 nm-10 microm range, 200 W/m(2) in the 300-400 nm UV range), both SPC-DIS and SODIS achieved at least a 4 log unit reduction in viability against protozoa (the trophozoite stage of Acanthamoeba polyphaga), fungi (Candida albicans, Fusarium solani) and bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli). A reduction of only 1.7 log units was recorded for spores of Bacillus subtilis. Both SODIS and SPC-DIS were ineffective against the cyst stage of A. polyphaga.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.11.023
ISSN: 0043-1354
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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