A new method for disinfection of microorganisms by electrochemically regenerated periodate was developed. Oxidation of iodate to periodate was observed at 1.25 V versus a silver/silver chloride electrode in a cyclic voltammogram of potassium iodate. When 1.25 V was applied in 1.0 mM potassium iodate, approximately 4-log inactivation of Escherichia coli was observed in 30 min.
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- General Environmental Science