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Advanced Oxidation Processes
The rapid spread of multidrug-resistant pathogens poses a threat to our ability to prevent and treat a range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. Advanced oxidation processes are powerful and efficient bactericidal treatments capable of inactivating antibiotic resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as other pathogens in air, water and on surfaces. Advanced oxidation technologies covers a broad set of processes that employ hydrogen peroxide, ozone, UV, plasma etc., to generate highly reactive radicals including hydroxyl radicals that show potent oxidising properties. We are investigating the potential of these technologies for both therapeutic and environmental decontamination purposes.