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Disinfection studies of Nahar (Mesua ferrea) seed kernel oil using pour plate method

Adewale, Ahmed Idris and Mirghani, Mohamed Elwathig Saeed and Muyibi, Suleyman Aremu and Daoud, Jamal Ibrahim and Mikail, Maryam Abimbola (2011) Disinfection studies of Nahar (Mesua ferrea) seed kernel oil using pour plate method. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10 (81). pp. 18749-18754. ISSN 1684–5315

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As a result of disinfection byproducts (DBP) concerns from chlorine, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the water treatment industry, place more emphasis on the use of disinfectants other than chlorine. Disinfection also plays a key role in the reclamation and reuse of wastewater for eliminating infectious diseases, and to augments domestic water supply and decrease the impact of human activities on the environment. The aims of this study were thus: to investigate the potential of the Nahar seed kernel oil (NSKO) as an alternative natural disinfectant, and to study its disinfection kinetics. Heterotrophic plate count, using CFU/ml, pour plate method, 35°C / 48 h, plate count agar were employed to evaluate the disinfection and its kinetics. The result obtained showed that NSKO has a remarkable disinfection potential and the kinetics studies suggested that NSKO fitted first-order model with a k value of -0.040.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4971/11681
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nahar (Mesua ferrea) seed kernel oil, extraction, gum Arabic, disinfection, kinetics.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: A Prof Elwathig Mirghani
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2011 10:06
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2012 10:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11681

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