Pathogenic Microorganisms in University Offices- Detection and Designing a Sustainable Organic Treatment
Manar Fawzi Bani Mfarrej1, Shaima Al Gunaid2 and Asiya Nazir3
1Manar Fawzi Bani Mfarrej, Environmental Health & Safety Program, College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
2Shaima Al Gunaid, Environmental Health & Safety Program, College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
3Asiya Nazir, Department of Applied Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences, Abu Dhabi University, UAE.
Manuscript received on 09 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 17 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7024-7927 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6049098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6049.098319
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite | Mendeley | Indexing and Abstracting
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Abstract: People in developed countries spend approximately 90% of their lives indoors, yet little is known about the source and diversity of microbes in built environments and pathogens are spreading everywhere especially in the offices. This research study aimed to identify the pathogenicity in Abu Dhabi University (ADU), Abu Dhabi campus, in addition to come up with an active organic treatment. The paper includes a review of some similar work done on the same issue, and it explains the methods of data and information collection. Sampling was conducted in ADU offices. Samples from keyboards, computer mouse, desks, and door handles were examined in order to identify the availability of pathogens. Based on the obtained results, a safe organic treatment was designed and tested as an alternative of the synthetic detergents used to clean offices. The proposed organic treatment had the capability to kill all pathogens in the tested samples including Salmonella and Escherichia coli (E. coli). The final proposed treatment is new, safe and 99.99% active.
Keywords: Microbes, Organic Treatment, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Pathogens.
Scope of the Article: Sustainable Structures