Tag Archives: disinfection

Membrane distillation proved useful for water disinfection and reuse

Available freshwater is frequently wasted and contaminated by human activities. This, coupled with a number of environmental factors (droughts, floods, etc.), is causing serious problems of global freshwater scarcity. To mitigate this problem, alternatives to the use

Are disinfection processes an effective barrier in controlling the spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment?

According to the report on global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance published in 2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries may once again

Can solar driven processes effectively control antibiotic resistance and cytotoxicity during drinking water treatment?

Antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistant genes have been detected in various aquatic environments because of the disposal of both treated and untreated wastewater. Their occurrence in water is a threat for human and animal health

Human exposures to Bisphenol A alternatives and derivatives with equal or more harmful effects

Recent years have witnessed an exponential interest in the use and research on bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is one of the chemicals ranked very high in the chemicals’ list with the highest production volume estimates worldwide. BPA

A wearable UV-LED medical device for automatic disinfection of stethoscope membrane

The medical literature has demonstrated the importance of healthcare-associated infections ( HAI ), which are an huge worldwide problem because of health complications, mortality ( EU + USA 140.000 death/year ), length of hospitalization and costs for