Photocatalytic inactivation of Enterobacter cloacae and Escherichia coli using titanium dioxide supported on two substrates

Yelitza Aguas, Margarita Hincapie, Camilo Sanchez, Liliana Botero, Pilar Fern��ndez-Ib����ez

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The antibacterial photocatalytic activity of TiO2 supported over two types of substrates, borosilicate glass tubes (TiO2/SiO2-borosilicate glass tubes (BGT)) and low-density polyethylene pellets (TiO2-LDPE pellets), which were placed in a compound parabolic collectors (CPC) reactor, was evaluated against Enterobacter cloacae and Escherichia coli under sunlight. Three solar photocatalytic systems were assessed, suspended TiO2, TiO2/SiO2-BGT and TiO2-LDPE pellets, at three initial bacterial concentrations, 1 × 105; 1 × 103; 1 × 101 CFU/mL of E. coli and total bacteria (E. cloacae and E. coli). The solar photo-inactivation of E. coli was achieved after two hours with 7.2 kJ/L of UV-A, while total bacteria required four hours and 16.5 kJ/L of UV-A. Inactivation order of E. coli was determined, as follows, suspended TiO2/sunlight (50 mg/L) > TiO2-LDPE pellets/sunlight (52 mg/L) > TiO2/SiO2-BGT/sunlight (59 mg/L), the best E. coli. inactivation rate was obtained with TiO2-LDPE pellets/sunlight, within 4.5 kJ/L and 90 min. The highest total bacteria inactivation rate was found for TiO2/sunlight (50 mg/L) and TiO2-LDPE pellets/sunlight (52 mg/L), within 11.2 kJ/L and 180 min. TiO2 deposited over LDPE pellets was the most effective material, which can be successfully used for water disinfection applications. Bacterial regrowth was assessed 24 h after all photocatalytic treatments, none of those microorganisms showed any recovery above the detection limit (2 CFU/mL).
LanguageEnglish
Article number6
JournalProcesses
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2018

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  • Heterogeneous photocatalysis
  • supported TiO2
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Escherichia coli
  • solar disinfection

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Photocatalytic inactivation of Enterobacter cloacae and Escherichia coli using titanium dioxide supported on two substrates. / Aguas, Yelitza; Hincapie, Margarita; Sanchez, Camilo; Botero, Liliana; Fern��ndez-Ib����ez, Pilar.

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