Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Enhancing Solar Disinfection: The Effect of the Hydroxyl Radical on Escherichia coli in a Mineral Slurry
by Wallace, Robert J., M.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2010, 45; 1489473
Abstract (Summary)

Escherichia coli contamination is a continuing issue in the developing world. Lack of funding and difficulty in instituting new projects makes it necessary to discover an affordable, low-cost alternative to traditional methods of sanitation. Recent studies have shown that the hydroxyl radical, which is known to be produced from iron-bearing minerals through the Fenton reaction, can be damaging to both single-celled and multi-cellular organisms. Using hydroxyl radicals produced from low-cost, common materials would be a viable solution to the problem of contamination. It is proposed that using inexpensive, wide-spread, iron-rich materials to produce the hydroxyl radicals could lead to a new method of sanitation adaptable to various situations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schoonen, Martin A. A.
Commitee: Hanson, Gilbert, McLennon, Scott
School: State University of New York at Stony Brook
Department: Geosciences
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Water Resource Management, Geochemistry
Publication Number: 1489473
ISBN: 9781124512136
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