Microbial inactivation utilizing impulse waveform

Nayab Pervez, Abdur Rasheed, Arshid Pervez, Arooj Rashid, Qaisar Mahmood
2013 Desalination and Water Treatment  
A B S T R A C T Inactivation of Escherichia coli has been successfully performed by the utilization of impulse voltage waveform. The process involves in microbial inactivation is pulsed electric field (PEF) treatment. PEF utilizes short-duration high-voltage pulses for microbial inactivation by the process of electroporation. Inactivation rate was measured against peak electric field, number of applied pulses, and energy input to unit volume of liquid. Two different electrode configuration
more » ... ical-spherical and parallel-plate electrode systems were used. The results indicate that parallel-plate electrode system results in better inactivation rate than spherical electrode system. With applied electric field of 24 kV/cm and 20 pulses, six log reductions were achieved in parallel-plate electrode system indicating that inactivation rate is strongly dependent on electrode configuration, peak electric field, and applied pulses.
doi:10.1080/19443994.2013.794708 fatcat:ohsf5br2b5huvfoyunbolyfxfa