Event Title

Novel Porous Material for Removal of Legionella

Presenter Information

Zahra Gohari

Mentor 1

Marcia Silva

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

Legionella pneumophila are widespread in natural water sources and often colonize (become established) in manufactured water systems. Legionella have been isolated from many sources including: ice machines, hot water systems, air-conditioning cooling towers, hot and cold water taps, showers, nebulizers, spa baths and spa pools, hydrotherapy pools, ornamental fountains, and home birthing pools. The bacteria must be inhaled to cause disease. Legionnaires’ disease occurs most commonly in the warmer months. Legionella generally infects the lung, causing pneumonia, which is often very severe. Symptoms may include: fever, cough, chest pain, breathlessness, and diarrhea. Ongoing maintenance of water systems significantly reduces the risk of Legionella growing and being released into the surrounding environment. This research is focused on the development of a novel porous material for removal of Legionella. We expect this adsorbent material to be of low cost and high efficiency.

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Apr 27th, 1:00 PM

Novel Porous Material for Removal of Legionella

Union Wisconsin Room

Legionella pneumophila are widespread in natural water sources and often colonize (become established) in manufactured water systems. Legionella have been isolated from many sources including: ice machines, hot water systems, air-conditioning cooling towers, hot and cold water taps, showers, nebulizers, spa baths and spa pools, hydrotherapy pools, ornamental fountains, and home birthing pools. The bacteria must be inhaled to cause disease. Legionnaires’ disease occurs most commonly in the warmer months. Legionella generally infects the lung, causing pneumonia, which is often very severe. Symptoms may include: fever, cough, chest pain, breathlessness, and diarrhea. Ongoing maintenance of water systems significantly reduces the risk of Legionella growing and being released into the surrounding environment. This research is focused on the development of a novel porous material for removal of Legionella. We expect this adsorbent material to be of low cost and high efficiency.