E. coli Bacteriostatic Action Using TiO2 Photocatalytic Reactions

Thammasak Rojviroon, Sanya Sirivithayapakorn
2018 International Journal of Photoenergy  
This experimental research comparatively investigates the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterial inactivation of the TiO2 photocatalytic thin films fabricated by the sol–gel dip-coating (SG) and low-temperature spray-coating (SP) techniques, with low-intensity (12 μW·cm−2) UVA-light-emitting diodes (UVA-LED) as the light source. The bacteriostatic experiments were undertaken using the nutrient broth (NB) and 0.85% NaCl with the initial E. coli concentrations of 102, 104, 106, and 108 CFU·mL−1.
more » ... nd 108 CFU·mL−1. Moreover, the essential physical characteristics of the SG-TiO2 and SP-TiO2 photocatalytic thin films were determined prior to the experimental bacterial inactivation. The findings showed that both photocatalytic thin films possessed the ideal physical characteristics, especially the SP-TiO2 thin film. In addition, the viable cell counts, the cell morphology, and the bioluminescence-based adenosine triphosphate (ATP) indicated that both SG-TiO2 and SP-TiO2 thin films under UVA could effectively inhibit the proliferation of the E. coli cells in both NB and 0.85% NaCl.
doi:10.1155/2018/8474017 fatcat:pi7ehrctljfblhehgxzhhzsekq