Inactivation of H1 N1 viruses exposed to acidic ozone water

Han S. Uhm, Kwang H. Lee, Baik L. Seong

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The inactivation of H1 N1 viruses upon exposure to acidic ozone water was investigated using chicken allantoic fluids of different dilutions, pH values, and initial ozone concentrations. The inactivation effect of the acidic ozone water was found to be stronger than the inactivation effect of the ozone water combined with the degree of acidity, indicating a synergic effect of acidity on ozone decay in water. It is also shown that acidic ozone water with a pH value of 4 or less is very effective means of virus inactivation if provided in conjunction with an ozone concentration of 20 mg/l or higher.

Original languageEnglish
Article number173704
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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