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Common Water-Borne Bacteria

UV-C Dosage Requirements For Common Water-Borne Bacteria

UV-C light can be used for disinfection of  common water-borne bacteria. The  table below indicates the most common bacteria found in water and the UV dose required for a 90% reduction. Contact us on 02 4735 5054 or to discuss using UV disinfection for the inactivation of bacteria of concern to you.

Link to common water-borne viruses, protozoa, moulds, yeasts, algae and fishery organisms

 

Micro-Organism

Required UV Dose

Micro-Organism

Required UV Dose

BACTERIA      
Aeromonas  5 Leptospira canicola      3
Aeromonas  salmonicida  1 Leptospira interrogans      2
Agrobacterium tumefaciens   3-5 Leptospira spp.      2-3
Bacillus anthracis,vegetative   3-5 Listeria monocytogenes      3-4
Bacillus anthracis,spore   9 Micrococcus candidus      6-7
Bacillus enteritidis  4 Micrococcus luteus      10-26
Bacillus megaterium, vegetative      1-2 Micrococcus lysodeikticus      23
Bacillus megaterium, spore     1-5  Micrococcus piltoniensis      6-8
Bacillus mesentericus fascus, veg.  6 Micrococcus radiodurans      20-50
Bacillus mesentericus fascus, spore  9 Micrococcus sphaeroides      10-16
Bacillus paratyphosis      3-4 Mycobacterium smegmatis      5-8
Bacillus prodigiosus  1 Mycobacterium tuberculosis      5-6
Bacillus pyocyaneus  4 Neisseria catarrhalis      4-5
Bacillus stearothermophilus, spore  60-180 Phytomonas tumefaciens     3-4 
Bacillus subtilis, vegetative      6-8 Proteus vulgaris  1-4
Bacillus subtilis, spore     5-12 Pseudomonas aerogunosa, lab isolate      1-2
Bacillus subtilis Sawamura, vegetative      7 Pseudomonas aerogunosa, wild isolate      5-6
Bacillus subtilis Sawamura, spore      11 Pseudomonas fluorescens      3-4
Bacterium coli      5-6 Pseudomonas tumefatiens      4-5
Branhamella catarrhalis     3-4 Rhodospirillum rubrum  5-6
Citrobacter freundii 2 Salmonella enteritidis  4-8
Clostridia, in general 13 Salmonella paratyphi  3-6
Clostridium botulinum     12 Salmonella typhi 1-4 
Clostridium tetani     5-13 Salmonella typhimurium  4-8
Corynebacterium diphteriae 2-4 Salmonella typhosa  1-6
Dysentery bacilli     2-3 Sarcina lutea  20-26
Eberthella typhosa 1-3 Serratia marcescens  1-3
Encephalitozoon cuniculi  4-5 Shigella dysenteriae      1-4
Encephalitozoon hellem    6 Shigella flexneri      1-2
Encephalitozoon intestinalis 2 Shigella paradysenteriae     1-3
Enterobacteria, in general 1-6 Shigella sonnei  2-3
Enterobacter cloacae 3-8 Spirillum rubrum      4-5
Enterocolitica faecium     5-6 Staphylococcus albus      2-3
Escherichia coli laboratory isolate 2 Staphylococcus aureus      2-3
Escherichia coli wild isolate     3-10 Staphylococcus haemolyticus      6-7
Escherichia coli ATCC 11299 2-7 Staphylococcus opidermidis      2
Escherichia coli ATCC 23958     2-5 Streptococcus faecalis      4-5
Escherichia coli NCTC 5934     2-5 Streptococcus haemolyticus      2-9
Escherichia coli NCIB 9481      2-5 Streptococcus lactis      6-9
Escherichia coli in air      1-3 Streptococcus pyogenes      2-3
Fusobacterium nucleatum      1-3 Streptococcus salivarius      2
Klebsiella pneumoniae      3-8 Streptococcus viridans      2-3
Legionella bozemanii      2 Tuberculosis bacillus      10
Legionella dumofii      3 Vibrio anguillarum  3
Legionella gormanii      2-3 Vibrio cholerae wild isolate      2-5
Legionella longbeachae      1-2 Vibrio comma      3-4
Legionella micdadei      1-2 Vibrio salmonicida      3-4
Legionella pneumophila      2-5 Yersinia enterocolitica      3-8

 

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