Inactivation of bacteriophages in water by means of non-ionizing (UV-253.7 nm) and ionizing (gamma) radiation: a comparative approach.


Thc inactivation behaviour of the bacteriophages PHI X 174 (ssDNA virus). MS2 (ssRNA virus) and B40-8 (dsDNA) toward non-ionizing (UV-253.7 nm) as well as to ionizing radiation (gamma radiation) was studied in order to evaluate their potential as viral indicators for water disinfection by irradiation. Previous findings of the high UV-253.7 nm resistance of… (More)