Inactivation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Effluent Seawater by Alternating-Current Treatment

Jong Chul Park, Min Sub Lee, Dong Wook Han, Dong Hee Lee, Bong Joo Park, In Seop Lee, Masakazu Uzawa, Maki Aihara, Kosuke Takatori

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Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the cause of gastroenteritis in humans, was inactivated by alternating low-amperage electricity. In this study, the application of alternating low-amperage electric treatment to effluent seawater was investigated for the large-scale disinfection of seawater. This method was able to overcome the problem of chlorine generation that results from treatment with continuous direct current. In conclusion, our results showed that alternating-current treatment inactivates V. parahaemolyticus in effluent seawater while minimizing the generation of chlorine and that this alternating-current treatment is therefore suitable for practical industrial applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1833-1835
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Ecology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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