INACTIVATION EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE PRESSURES BY A METAL BERTHELOT TECHNIQUE ON BACTERIA SOLUTIONS

Authors

  • Kazuki Hiro Ph.D., Prof., Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Yamato Koriyama, Japan
  • Momoko Imanishi FD, Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Yamato Koriyama, Japan
  • Hiroshi Fukuoka Ph.D., Prof. Assoc., Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Yamato Koriyama, Japan
  • Ayuko Itsuki Ph.D., Prof. Assoc., Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Yamato Koriyama, Japan
  • Hiroki Kotake FD, Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Yamato Koriyama, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20319/mijst.2022.83.1226

Keywords:

Liquid under negative pressure, Cavitation, Berthelot tube, Inactivation of bacteria

Abstract

Bacterial solutions are anticipated to be inactivated under absolute liquid negative pressures much lower in magnitude than positive ones. The pressures, however, have been hard to be produced by experiments because liquids form cavities easily through heterogeneous nucleation. To investigate the anticipation, solutions including two kinds of bacteria, namely Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli, were exposed to negative pressures repeatedly by a metal Berthelot tube which was designed newly. Then, numbers of colonies in bacteria which were cultured by a paper strip method and an agar dilute plate one were counted. Numbers of colonies which underwent negative pressures were less than those for non-treatment, and reduction rates of colonies increased with numbers of repetition.

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2022-11-23

How to Cite

Hiro, K., Imanishi, M., Fukuoka, H., Itsuki, A., & Kotake, H. (2022). INACTIVATION EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE PRESSURES BY A METAL BERTHELOT TECHNIQUE ON BACTERIA SOLUTIONS. MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(3), 12–26. https://doi.org/10.20319/mijst.2022.83.1226