IMPACT OF LASER ON MICROORGANISMS IN THE DIGESTATE

Rasma Tretjakova, Lyubomir Lazov, Andris Martinovs, Samanta Marija Misiņa

Abstract


At the biogas plant total of 40 digestate samples have been collected and investigated. The microbiological composition of digestate has been analysed before and after laser processing with wavelength λ 445 nm with power 2 - 4 W. Salmonella spp. has not been stated in any of the samples, Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. amount does not correspond Eiropean Union regulation R142/2011 requirements in any of the investigated samples; Staphylococcus aureus has been stated in 24 samples out of 40. By decreasing laser scanning speed and increasing power, the total number of microorganism colonies in digestate has decreased.

Keywords


laser; digestate; bacteria

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/etr2017vol1.2648

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