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International Journal of Physics. 2017, 5(4), 135-140
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-5-4-5
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Effect of Magnetic Flux Density on the Population of Salmonella Species in River Njoro Water

Thirika Anne Mwende1, and Onyango Lawrence Omondi2

1Physics Department, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya

2Mathematics Department, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya

Pub. Date: July 22, 2017

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Thirika Anne Mwende and Onyango Lawrence Omondi. Effect of Magnetic Flux Density on the Population of Salmonella Species in River Njoro Water. International Journal of Physics. 2017; 5(4):135-140. doi: 10.12691/ijp-5-4-5

Abstract

In this study, the experimental results of the concentration of Salmonella species in water exposed to magnetic flux density are presented. Water samples were collected from River Njoro, Nakuru County, Kenya. The initial Salmonella species counts for the samples were obtained using Membrane Filtration techniques. The samples were then exposed to different magnetic flux densities (2mT, 6mT and 10mT) at time intervals of 6 hours and 18 hours for each magnetic flux. Membrane filtration was also done after magnetic treatment of the samples. The data obtained was photographed and presented in tables and bar graphs. The maximum disinfection efficiency was 77 % for bacteria exposed to a magnetic flux of 10 mT for 6 hours. This study proved that magnetic field can be used as inhibitory factor against the Salmonella species.

Keywords:
salmonella magnetic flux densities membrane filtration magnetic field

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