N-Bromo-dimethylhydantoin Polystyrene Resin for Water Microbial Decontamination

Oren Aviv, Shady Farah, Nir Amir, Natalia Laout, Stanislav Ratner, Abraham J. Domb

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(Figure Presented) N-bromo-dimethylhydantoin polystyrene beads were synthesized and tested as antimicrobial agents for water microbial decontamination. Optimization of synthetic process was thoroughly investigated, including solvents used, ratio of reactants and reaction conditions, kilogram scale production, and detailed spectral analysis. The microbial inactivation efficiency was studied according to the NSF-231 Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers against Escherichia coli and MS2 phage. The tested resins maintained their activity for 550 L. Thus, N-bromo-dimethylhydantoin - polystyrene beads synthesized under optimized conditions at kilogram quantities have a potential use in water purification filters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1442-1447
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - 13 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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