Poster 103: Rachel D’Agostini – Fabrication of an Electrocatalytic Ceramic Probe for Bacteria Destruction

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Faculty mentor: Krista Carlson

In this study, we used localized treatment using an electrocatalytic ceramic probe made of TiO2 nanotubular structures.The disinfection mechanism includes the production of oxidants due to applied voltages causing the defect of the TiO2 structures to undergo chemical reactions and leading to bacteria shredding. The disinfection of Staphylococcus Aureus was done through testing a range of voltages, 2-6 Volts, and a time range from 5- 90 seconds.

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