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Microbial inactivation using pulsed light - a review

Kundwal, Moses Elisha and Lani, Mohd. Nizam and Tamuri, Abd. Rahman (2015) Microbial inactivation using pulsed light - a review. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (13). pp. 99-109. ISSN 2180-3722

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v77.6365


The use of pulse light to inactivate microbes has recently attracted interest of many researchers. Consequently, there are various reports on the efficacy and advantages of pulsed light in microbial inactivation; and also the potentiality of pulsed light systems being adopted for industrial use in this regards. Here, we review some of the works done in relation to microbial inactivation with pulse light, with emphasis on the role played by pulse light parameters such as fluence, spectral range, pulse power, pulse width, pulse frequency, etc. We focussed in particular on factors that make pulsed light systems more effective than their continuous wave counterpart and also proffer suggestions on possible areas for improvement in future study. The use of pulsed lasers in inactivating microbes was briefly appraised. Also, prospects and challenges in the use of pulsed light for inactivation were highlighted.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:inactivation, bacteria
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
ID Code:56097
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:16 Nov 2016 00:18
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 04:16

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