Electrochemically synthesized reagents are rapidly finding application in a variety of manmade environments. Not only does this technology offer a cost-effective alternative to existing technologies, but is also contributing to the protection of the environment through the implementation of electromechanical-based effluent treatment and waste minimization processes. Electrochemically synthesized reagents (with reference to the Anolyte) have antimicrobial properties and can potentially be used as surface disinfectants. The advantages of electrochemically synthesized reagents can be listed as follows:
In conclusion, electrochemically synthesized reagents offer an exciting, cost-effective and practical alternative to current effluent treatment process, waste minimization procedures, and chemical surface disinfectants.
Materials and Methods
Ten (10) maize kernels (supplied by Radical Water) were incubated for 8 min in different Anolyte (supplied by Radical Waters) dilutions. Thereafter, 5 kernels were placed on Nutrient Agar (Biolab) and Potato Dextrose Agar (Biolab) and incubated at 25ºC for 48h.
The physical characteristics of the Anolyte dilutions are shown in Table 1. The results summarized in Table 2.
Discussion and Conclusions