Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Electrochemical evaluation of extremely-low frequency magnetic field effects on sulphate-reducing bacteria. med./bio.

Published in: Folia Biol (Praha) 2012; 58 (1): 44-48

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the effect of extremely low frequency magnetic fields on sulfate reducing bacteria viability.

Background/further details

Cells were incubated for two days following exposure and subsequently investigated.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 24 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration continuous for 24 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup 210 mm high cylindrical coil with an inner diameter of 205 mm, an outer diameter of 235 mm and 880 turns of wire with a diamter of 2 mm; samples placed on a non-conductive plate in the center of the coil, where the magnetic field was uniform
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 10 mT maximum measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed a 15% decrease of reduction peak current density (which indicates metabolic activity of the bacterial cells) on cyclic voltammograms after magnetic field exposure compared to the control samples. The authors suppose that the magnetic field does not influence the metabolic activity of sulphate-reducing bacteria but most probably causes bacterial death.

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