Low-dose neutron sterilization of E. voli: A preliminary study

  • Keara C Manlapaz GAEA Research Laboratory, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Sarah C. Johnson GAEA Research Laboratory, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Ciara Christianne Y Lim University of the Philippines Manila
  • Unico A Bautista Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Nuclear Research Institute

Abstract

The effect of low-dose neutron irradiation on E. coli bacteria was investigated. Equivalent doses of Cf-252 for different locations were measured using thermoluminiscent dosimeters. A non-pathogenic strain of E. coli culture was used to represent Gram-negative bacteria. The sterilization effect was quantified using the spread plate technique by manually counting number of bacteria colony that survived in broth solution before and after neutron irradiation. The low-dose neutron source showed potential in sterilizing or killing the bacteria but complete sterilization was not observed.

Published
2019-05-23
How to Cite
[1]
K. Manlapaz, S. Johnson, C. C. Lim, and U. Bautista. Low-dose neutron sterilization of E. voli: A preliminary study, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-3D-07 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-3D-07.
Section
Computational Physics and Simulations