Elimination of bacterial contaminations by treatment of water with boron-doped diamond electrodes

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Schorr B, Ghanem H, Rosiwal S, Geißdörfer W, Burkovski A
Journal: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 35
Journal issue: 3
ISSN: 0959-3993
Language: English


Abstract

Boron-doped diamond electrodes can be used to generate reactive oxygen
species directly at the electrode’s surface. This property was used in
this study for in-situ electrochemical oxidation to eliminate different bacteria, i.e. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as Bacillus subtilis
spores from water samples. Application of low voltages in the rage from
4 to 10 V and short incubation times in the range of minutes allowed a
complete disinfection of water contaminated with enterobacteria and
freshwater microbes including nosocomial pathogens as well as a
significant reduction of spores. A pilot reactor was constructed, which
allowed to decrease microbial contamination of sewage plant effluent
drastically.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Burkovski, Andreas Prof. Dr.
Professur für Mikrobiologie
Ghanem, Hanadi Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)
Rosiwal, Stefan PD Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)
Schorr, Bastian
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)


Research Fields

Ultra Hard Coatings
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle)


How to cite

APA:
Schorr, B., Ghanem, H., Rosiwal, S., Geißdörfer, W., & Burkovski, A. (2019). Elimination of bacterial contaminations by treatment of water with boron-doped diamond electrodes. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, 35(3). https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11274-019-2624-y

MLA:
Schorr, Bastian, et al. "Elimination of bacterial contaminations by treatment of water with boron-doped diamond electrodes." World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 35.3 (2019).

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