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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579470/towards-objective-hand-hygiene-technique-assessment-validation-of-the-uv-dye-based-hand-rubbing-quality-assessment-procedure
#1
Ákos Lehotsky, László Szilágyi, Száva Bánsághi, Péter Szerémy, György Wéber, Tamás Haidegger
Ultraviolet spectrum markers are widely used for hand hygiene quality assessment, although their microbiological validation has not been established. A microbiology-based assessment of the procedure was conducted. Twenty-five artificial hand models underwent initial full contamination, then disinfection with UV-dyed hand rub solution, digital imaging under UV-light, microbiological sampling and cultivation, and digital imaging of the cultivated flora was performed. Paired images of each hand model were registered by a software tool, then the UV-marked regions were compared with the pathogen-free sites pixel by pixel...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575953/ag-bamoo4-er-3-yb-3-photocatalyst-for-antibacterial-application
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Schindra Kumar Ray, Dipesh Dhakal, Ramesh Prasad Pandey, Soo Wohn Lee
Silver loaded and Er(3+)/Yb(3+) doped BaMoO4 octahedron microcrystals were fabricated by microwave hydrothermal process. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and Ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflection spectroscopy (UV-Vis DRS). The antibacterial application of samples were investigated by visible light irradiation and disk-diffusion method towards representative Gram-negative pathogen (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and Gram-positive pathogen (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)...
September 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535480/ozonation-of-the-oxybenzone-octinoxate-and-octocrylene-uv-filters-reaction-kinetics-absorbance-characteristics-and-transformation-products
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Zachary R Hopkins, Sebastian Snowberger, Lee Blaney
UV-filters (UVFs) are active ingredients in personal care products that protect skin from exposure to UV light. Environmentally-relevant concentrations of UVFs have recently been linked to toxicity in aquatic organisms, necessitating research into improved UVF removal in water/wastewater treatment. Here, we investigated ozonation of the three most commonly employed UVFs: octinoxate (OMC), octocrylene (OC), and oxybenzone (OXY). Specific second-order rate constants for UVF reaction with ozone were identified as follows: OMC, 5...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531657/efficient-water-disinfection-with-ag2wo4-doped-mesoporous-g-c3n4-under-visible-light
#4
Yi Li, Yanan Li, Shuanglong Ma, Pengfei Wang, Qianlei Hou, Jingjing Han, Sihui Zhan
Ag2WO4/g-C3N4 composite photocatalyst was synthesized by polymerization of thiourea and ammonia chloride combined with the deposition-precipitation method, which was applied as an efficient visible-light driven photocatalyst for inactivating Escherichia coli (E. coli). The physicochemical properties of these photocatalysts were systematically characterized by various techniques such as SEM, TEM, XRD, FT-IR, BET, UV-vis DRS and PL. The synthesized photocatalysts exhibited outstandingly enhanced photocatalytic disinfection efficiency compared with that of pure g-C3N4 and Ag2WO4 under visible light...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475156/sustainable-methods-for-decontamination-of-microcystin-in-water-using-cold-plasma-and-uv-with-reusable-tio%C3%A2-nanoparticle-coating
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Xuewen Jiang, Seungjun Lee, Chulkyoon Mok, Jiyoung Lee
Microcystins (MCs) are a family of cyanotoxins and pose detrimental effects on human, animal, and ecological health. Conventional water treatment processes have limited success in removing MCs without producing harmful byproducts. Therefore, there is an urgent need for cost-effective and environmentally-friendly methods for treating MCs. The objective of this study was to develop sustainable and non-chemical-based methods for controlling MCs, such as using cold plasma and ultra violet (UV) light with titanium dioxide (TiO₂) coating, which can be applied for diverse scale and settings...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452966/electrochemical-enhancement-of-photocatalytic-disinfection-on-aligned-tio%C3%A2-and-nitrogen-doped-tio%C3%A2-nanotubes
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Cristina Pablos, Javier Marugán, Rafael van Grieken, Patrick Stuart Morris Dunlop, Jeremy William John Hamilton, Dionysios D Dionysiou, John Anthony Byrne
TiO₂ photocatalysis is considered as an alternative to conventional disinfection processes for the inactivation of waterborne microorganisms. The efficiency of photocatalysis is limited by charge carrier recombination rates. When the photocatalyst is immobilized on an electrically conducting support, one may assist charge separation by the application of an external electrical bias. The aim of this work was to study electrochemically assisted photocatalysis with nitrogen doped titania photoanodes under visible and UV-visible irradiation for the inactivation of Escherichia coli...
April 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440891/evaluation-of-three-different-decontamination-techniques-on-biofilm-formation-and-on-physical-and-chemical-properties-of-resin-composites
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Carolina Bosso André, Andressa Dos Santos, Carmem Silvia Pfeifer, Marcelo Giannini, Emerson Marcelo Girotto, Jack Liborio Ferracane
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated three different sterilization/disinfection techniques for resin composites on bacterial growth and surface modification after decontamination. METHODS: Two resin composites were sterilized/disinfected with three different techniques: UV light, 1% chloramine T, and 70% ethanol. Four different times were used for each technique to determine the shortest time that the solution or UV light was effective. The influence of sterilization/disinfection technique on bacterial growth was evaluated by analyzing the metabolic activity, using the AlamarBlue™ assay, bacterial viability, and SEM images from biofilms of Streptococcus mutans...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431851/ultraviolet-c-light-as-a-means-of-disinfecting-anesthesia-workstations
#8
Matthew Nottingham, Gene Peterson, Christopher Doern, Michelle Doll, Nadia Masroor, Kakotan Sanogo, Michael Stevens, Gonzalo Bearman
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia workstations (AWs) are a reservoir for pathogenic organisms potentially associated with surgical site infections. This study examined the effectiveness of the Tru-D SmartUVC device (Tru-D LLC, Nashville, TN) on bioburden reduction (BR) on AWs. METHODS: Strips of tissue inoculated with a known concentration of either Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, or Acinetobacter sp were placed on 22 high-touch surfaces of an AW. Half of the AW surfaces received direct ultraviolet (UV) light exposure and half received indirect exposure...
April 18, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409922/generation-of-gaseous-clo2-from-thin-films-of-solid-naclo2-by-sequential-exposure-to-ultraviolet-light-and-moisture
#9
Rishabh Jain, Reza Abbasi, Kevin Nelson, David Busche, David M Lynn, Nicholas L Abbott
We report that thin films of solid sodium chlorite (NaClO2) can be photochemically activated by irradiation with ultraviolet (UV) light to generate gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) upon subsequent exposure to moisture. The limiting role of water in the reaction is evidenced by an increase in yield of ClO2 with relative humidity of the gas stream passed over the UV-activated salt. The UV-activated state of the NaClO2 was found to possess a half-life of 48 h, revealing the presence of long-lived UV activated species that subsequently react with water to produce gaseous ClO2...
May 3, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377117/reductions-of-dissolved-organic-matter-and-disinfection-by-product-precursors-in-full-scale-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-winter
#10
Shuang Xue, Wujisiguleng Jin, Zhaohong Zhang, Hong Liu
The reductions of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and disinfection byproduct precursors in four full-scale wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) (Liaoning Province, China) where different biological treatment processes were employed in winter were investigated. The total removal efficiencies of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), ultraviolet light at 254 nm (UV-254), trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP), and haloacetic acid formation potential (HAAFP) were in the range of 70.3-76.0%, 49.6-57.3%, 54.4-65.0%, and 53...
July 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345583/synergistic-effects-of-micro-electrolysis-photocatalysis-on-water-treatment-and-fish-performance-in-saline-recirculating-aquaculture-system
#11
Zhangying Ye, Shuo Wang, Weishan Gao, Haijun Li, Luowei Pei, Mingwei Shen, Songming Zhu
A new physico-chemical process for TAN (total ammonia nitrogen) removal and disinfection is introduced in saline recirculating aquaculture system (RAS), in which the biofilter is replaced with an integrated electrolysis cell and an activated carbon filter. The electrolysis cell which is based on micro current electrolysis combined with UV-light was self-designed. After the fundamental research, a small pilot scale RAS was operated for 30 days to verify the technical feasibility. The system was stocked by 42 GIFT tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fish with the rearing density of 13 kg/m(3)...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278065/ultraviolet-uv-reflective-paint-with-ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation-uvgi-improves-decontamination-of-nosocomial-bacteria-on-hospital-room-surfaces
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Katelyn C Jelden, Shawn G Gibbs, Philip W Smith, Angela L Hewlett, Peter C Iwen, Kendra K Schmid, John J Lowe
An ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) generator (the TORCH, ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc.) was used to compare the disinfection of surface coupons (plastic from a bedrail, stainless steel, and chrome-plated light switch cover) in a hospital room with walls coated with ultraviolet (UV)-reflective paint (Lumacept) or standard paint. Each surface coupon was inoculated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), placed at 6 different sites within a hospital room coated with UV-reflective paint or standard paint, and treated by 10 min UVC exposure (UVC dose of 0-688 mJ/cm(2) between sites with standard paint and 0-553 mJ/cm(2) with UV-reflective paint) in 8 total trials...
June 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187382/adsorption-of-natural-organic-matter-and-disinfection-byproduct-precursors-from-surface-water-onto-tio2-nanoparticles-ph-effects-isotherm-modelling-and-implications-for-using-tio2-for-drinking-water-treatment
#13
Stephanie L Gora, Susan A Andrews
Titanium dioxide is a photocatalyst that can remove organic contaminants of interest to the drinking water treatment industry, including natural organic matter (NOM) and disinfection byproduct (DBP) precursors. The photocatalytic reaction occurs in two steps: adsorption of the contaminant followed by degradation of the adsorbed contaminant upon irradiation with UV light. The second part of this process can lead to the formation of reactive intermediates and negative impacts on treated water quality, such as increased DBP formation potential (DBPfp)...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153966/effect-of-uv-light-on-disinfection-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-connections
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John Ashley, Julia A Rasooly, Ian Tran, Lawrence E Yost, Glenn M Chertow
We evaluated the microbiological performance of an ultraviolet (UV) light-based peritoneal dialysis catheter connection system. The system includes a UV light-generating device combined with a UV transmissive window incorporated into the transfer set. Each UV transparent transfer set was inoculated with 10 μL of cultured inoculum consisting of either S. aureus, E. coli, or C. albicans After being inoculated, we attached a solution set connector to the transfer catheter, and exposed that connection to a UV light dose of approximately 340 mJoules/cm(2) After exposure to UV light, we broke the seal of the solution set and opened the plunger valve on the UV transmissive transfer catheter...
January 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104287/enhanced-terminal-room-disinfection-and-acquisition-and-infection-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-organisms-and-clostridium-difficile-the-benefits-of-enhanced-terminal-room-disinfection-study-a-cluster-randomised-multicentre-crossover-study
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Deverick J Anderson, Luke F Chen, David J Weber, Rebekah W Moehring, Sarah S Lewis, Patricia F Triplett, Michael Blocker, Paul Becherer, J Conrad Schwab, Lauren P Knelson, Yuliya Lokhnygina, William A Rutala, Hajime Kanamori, Maria F Gergen, Daniel J Sexton
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to hospital can acquire multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile from inadequately disinfected environmental surfaces. We determined the effect of three enhanced strategies for terminal room disinfection (disinfection of a room between occupying patients) on acquisition and infection due to meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, C difficile, and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, cluster-randomised, crossover trial at nine hospitals in the southeastern USA...
February 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081483/enhanced-visible-light-driven-photocatalytic-bacteria-disinfection-by-g-c3n4-agbr
#16
Jun Deng, Jialiang Liang, Mian Li, Meiping Tong
g-C3N4-AgBr was synthesized by depositing AgBr nanoparticles onto g-C3N4. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra (DRS) and Photoluminescence (PL) spectra were employed to characterize the as-synthesized photocatalysts. The disinfection activities towards representative Gram-negative strain E. coli and Gram-positive strain S. aureus were examined under visible light irradiation...
April 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993038/degradation-of-deet-and-caffeine-under-uv-chlorine-and-simulated-sunlight-chlorine-conditions
#17
Peizhe Sun, Wan-Ning Lee, Ruochun Zhang, Ching-Hua Huang
Photoactivation of aqueous chlorine could promote degradation of chlorine-resistant and photochemically stable chemicals accumulated in swimming pools. This study investigated the degradation of two such chemicals, N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET) and caffeine, by low pressure ultraviolet (UV) light and simulated sunlight (SS) activated free chlorine (FC) in different water matrices. Both DEET and caffeine were rapidly degraded by UV/FC and SS/FC but exhibited different kinetic behaviors. The degradation of DEET followed pseudo-first-order kinetics, whereas the degradation of caffeine accelerated with reaction...
December 20, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981587/inactivation-of-foodborne-pathogenic-and-spoilage-micro-organisms-using-ultraviolet-a-light-in-combination-with-ferulic-acid
#18
A Shirai, T Watanabe, H Matsuki
The low energy of UV-A (315-400 nm) is insufficient for disinfection. To improve UV-A disinfection technology, we evaluated the effect of ferulic acid (FA) addition on disinfection by UV-A light-emitting diode (LED) (350-385 nm) against various food spoilers and pathogens (seven bacteria and four fungi species). Photoantimicrobial assays were performed at FA concentrations below the MIC. The MIC of the isomerized FA, consisting of 93% cis-form and 7% trans-form, was very similar to that of the commercially available FA (trans-form)...
February 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915252/photoinactivation-of-bacteria-by-endogenous-photosensitizers-and-exposure-to-visible-light-of-different-wavelengths-a-review-on-existing-data
#19
REVIEW
M Hessling, B Spellerberg, K Hoenes
Visible light has strong disinfectant properties, a fact that is not well known in comparison to the antibacterial properties of UV light. This review compiles the published data on bacterial inactivation caused by visible light and endogenous photosensitizers. It evaluates more than 50 published studies containing information on about 40 different bacterial species irradiated within the spectral range from 380 to 780 nm. In the available data a high variability of photoinactivation sensitivity is observed, which may be caused by undefined illumination conditions...
January 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816441/kinetics-of-inactivation-and-photoreactivation-of-escherichia-coli-using-ultrasound-enhanced-uv-c-light-emitting-diodes-disinfection
#20
Xiaoqin Zhou, Zifu Li, Juanru Lan, Yichang Yan, Nan Zhu
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is highly recommended owing to its high disinfection efficiency and disinfection by-products free, and UV Light-Emitting Diodes (UV LEDs) is increasingly becoming an alternative of mercury UV lamps for water disinfection owing to its long lifetime, low input power, and absence of problems on disposal. However, renovation of existing UV lamps faces the challenges for UV disinfection associated with disinfection efficiency and photoreactivation, and modified UV disinfection process is required for practical application...
March 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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