Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Inactivation of E. coli K-12 by Bismuth Vanadate Nanotubes: Bactericidal Performance and Mechanism
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AbstractBismuth vanadate nanotube (BV-NT), synthesized by a template-free solvothermal method, was used as an effective visible-light-driven (VLD) photocatalyst for inactivation of Escherichia coli K-12. The mechanism of photocatalytic bacterial inactivation was investigated by employing multiple scavengers combined with a simple partition system. The VLD photocatalytic bacterial inactivation by BV-NT did not allow any bacterial regrowth. The photogenerated h(+) and reactive oxidative species derived from h(+), such as center dot OHads, H2O2 and center dot HO2/center dot O-2(-), were the major reactive species for bacterial inactivation. The inactivation by h(+) and center dot OHads required close contact between the BV-NT and bacterial cells, and only a limited amount of H2O2 could diffuse into the solution to inactivate bacterial cells. The direct oxidation effect of h(+) to bacterial cells was confirmed by adopting F- surface modification and anaerobic experiments. The bacterial cells could trap e(-) in order to minimize e(-)-h(+) recombination, especially under anaerobic condition. Transmission electron microscopic study indicated the destruction process of bacterial cell began from the cell wall to other cellular components. The center dot OHads was postulated to be more important than center dot OHbulk and was not supposed to be released very easily in the BV-NT bacterial inactivation system.
All Author(s) ListWang WJ, Yu Y, An TC, Li GY, Yip HY, Yu JC, Wong PK
Journal nameEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume Number46
Issue Number8
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages4599 - 4606
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEngineering; Engineering, Environmental; ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL; Environmental Sciences; ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Environmental Sciences & Ecology

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