Comparison between effects of manothermosonication and isolated ultrasonic techniques on microbial inactivation of a hospital laundry effluent

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i10.32792

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Ultrasonic vibrations; Hospital laundry; Microbial inactivation; RCCD; Green technology.

Abstract

Microbial inactivation using only Ultrasound (US) vibrations presents considerable advantages by applying green techniques with non-generation of greenhouse gases, eliminating chemicals, and operating conditions close to environmental conditions. However, industrial effluent treatment systems have been investigated as a microbial inactivation step, using isolated US associated with thermal (T) and manometric (P) microbial inactivation techniques. A stainless-steel bench prototype was built for the present study, operating in continuous mode, with a 2.5 L volume test chamber. The indicator microorganism detected in the effluent of a hospital laundry located in the Agreste region of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, was the E. coli bacterium. In addition to the isolated US effect, US/T, US/P, and US/T/P combinations were obtained using a central composite design (CCD). The factors used for the CCD were frequency, hydraulic detention time, temperature, and pressure. The results showed that the lethality rate increased with the frequency and time of hydraulic detention but was reduced when increasing temperature from 30°C to 50°C and increasing pressure between 1.0 bar and 1.8 bar. Isolated ultrasonic vibrations, at 120 kHz and with 10-minute HRT, reached an inactivation efficiency of 98%. Such a value was found using the thermomannosonic condition around 40 min. The use of the isolated US vibration technique proved advantageous, mainly due to the efficient inactivation results and potential energy and chemical reductions.

Author Biographies

Gleice Paula de Araújo , Catholic University of Pernambuco and Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation

Postgraduate Program in Environmental Process Development, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Rua do Príncipe, 526, Zip Code: 50050-900, Recife, Brazil.

Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation (IATI), Rua Joaquim de Brito, 216, Boa Vista, Zip Code: 50070-280, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

Leonardo Bandeira dos Santos, Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation

Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation (IATI), Rua Joaquim de Brito, 216, Boa Vista, Zip Code: 50070-280, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil

Leonildo Pereira Pedrosa Junior, Catholic University of Pernambuco and Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation

Postgraduate Program in Environmental Process Development, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Rua do Príncipe, 526, Zip Code: 50050-900, Recife, Brazil.

Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation (IATI), Rua Joaquim de Brito, 216, Boa Vista, Zip Code: 50070-280, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

Benjamim Francisco da Costa Neto, TermoCabo SA

TermoCabo SA, Av. Refibras 146, Industrial District, Cabo de Santo Agostinho 54505-000, Brazil; costa@brasympe.com.br

Leonie Asfora Sarubbo, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Northeast Biotechnology Network, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco and Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation

Postgraduate Program in Environmental Process Development, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Rua do Príncipe, 526, Zip Code: 50050-900, Recife, Brazil.

Northeast Biotechnology Network, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife, Rua Manoel de Medeiros, s/n, Dois Irmãos, Zip Code: 52171-900, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation (IATI), Rua Joaquim de Brito, 216, Boa Vista, Zip Code: 50070-280, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

Mohand Benachour , Federal University of Pernambuco and Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation

Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Pernambuco, Av. dos Economistas, s/n, Zip Code: 50740-590, Recife, Brazil.

Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation (IATI), Rua Joaquim de Brito, 216, Boa Vista, Zip Code: 50070-280, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

Valdemir Alexandre dos Santos, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Northeast Biotechnology Network, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco and Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation

Postgraduate Program in Environmental Process Development, Catholic University of Pernambuco, Rua do Príncipe, 526, Zip Code: 50050-900, Recife, Brazil.

Northeast Biotechnology Network, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife, Rua Manoel de Medeiros, s/n, Dois Irmãos, Zip Code: 52171-900, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

 Advanced Institute of Technology and Innovation (IATI), Rua Joaquim de Brito, 216, Boa Vista, Zip Code: 50070-280, Recife – Pernambuco, Brazil.

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04/08/2022

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ANDRADE FILHO , M. P. de; SILVA, R. de C. F. S. da .; ARAÚJO , G. P. de .; SANTOS, L. B. dos .; PEDROSA JUNIOR, L. P. .; FRANCISCO DA COSTA NETO, B. .; ASFORA SARUBBO, L. . .; BENACHOUR , M. .; SANTOS, V. A. dos. Comparison between effects of manothermosonication and isolated ultrasonic techniques on microbial inactivation of a hospital laundry effluent . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 10, p. e379111032792, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i10.32792. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/32792. Acesso em: 6 dec. 2022.

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