Deactivation of ascaris suum eggs using electroporation and sequential inactivation with chemical disinfection

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Electroporation has been evaluated as a potential backend wastewater treatment for deactivation of Ascaris suum eggs in buffer solution. Initial results indicate that eggshell permeability is affected by the pulse train electric field strength and duration. Coupling electroporation with chemical exposure, using low concentrations of commercially available disinfectants, allows oxidizing agents to pass through the complex strata of the A. suum eggshell, specifically reaching the innermost embryonic environment, which leads to successful deactivation compared to either method used separately. The aim of this work is to identify and develop an alternative technique that efficiently inactivates helminth eggs present in wastewater.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Niven, C; Parker, CB; Wolter, SD; Dryzer, MH; Arena, CB; Stoner, BR; Ngaboyamahina, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 558 - 568

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2408-9362

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2043-9083

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2166/washdev.2020.192

Citation Source

  • Scopus