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Volume 18, Issue 6 (9-2015)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2015, 18(6): 8-16 | Back to browse issues page

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Izanloo H, Nazari S, Ahmadi Jebelli M, Alizadeh Matboo S, Tashauoei H R, Vakili B, et al . Studying the Polypropylenimine-G2 (PPI-G2) Dendrimer Performance in Removal of Escherichia coli, Proteus Mirabilis, Bacillus Subtilis and Staphylococcus Aureus from Aqueous Solution. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2015; 18 (6) :8-16
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-3520-en.html
1- Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Research Center for Environmental Pollutants, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
2- Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Research Center for Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4- Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
5- Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
6- Water & Wastewater Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran
7- Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
8- Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
9- Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran , gharibmajidi@gmail.com
Abstract:   (4657 Views)

        Background: Dendrimers are a subset of branched structures that have certain structural order. The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of Polypropylenimine-G2 (PPI-G2) dendrimers in removal of Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus from aqueous solution .

        Materials and Methods: In this experimental study , initially dilution of 103 CFU/ml was prepared from each strain of bacteria . Then , different concentrations of dendrimers (0.5, 5, 50 and 500 µg/ml) was added to water . In order to determine the efficiency of dendrimers in removal of bacteria, samples were taken at different times (0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 min) and were cultured on nutrient agar medium . Samples were incubated for 24 hours at 37 ° C and then the number of colonies was counted .

       Results: By the increasment of dendrimer concentration and contact time , the number of bacteria in aqueous solution decreased. In times of 40 , 50 and 60 minutes, and the concentrations of 50 and 500 µg/ml, all kinds of bacteria in aqueous solution were removed . 0.5 µg/ml of dendrimer concentration had not effect in reducing the number of Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis . The effect of dendrimer on gram-negative bacteria was weaker than gram-positive bacteria.

       Conclusion: Results of this study indicated that PP I -G2 dendrimer is able to remove Escherichia coli , Proteus mirabilis , Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis in aqueous solution. However, using dendrimers can be considered as a new approach for drinking water disinfection but it requires further wide range studies.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Health
Received: 2015/02/20 | Accepted: 2015/05/6

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