Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.

Abstract

This investigation evaluated the extent of Bacillus subtilis spore inactivation using Fenton reagent. The experimenter used B. subtilis spores as a surrogate for Bacillus anthracis to evaluate use of oxidation hydroxyl radicals through a cyclic reaction between divalent iron and hydrogen peroxide. This Major Qualifying Project (MQP) determined the concentrations and exposure period of Fenton chemicals that inactivate approximately 99 percent of a spore population.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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