Comparison of Disinfection Activities of Nicotine with Copper Sulphate in water Containing Limnatis nilotica

Bahmani, M. and Banihabib, E.kh. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. and Gholami-Ahangaran, M. (2015) Comparison of Disinfection Activities of Nicotine with Copper Sulphate in water Containing Limnatis nilotica. KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, 21 (1). pp. 9-11.

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the potential use of nicotine in controlling water polluted by leeches. The nicotine and copper sulphate LC50 values were also determined following 30 min exposure. The anti parasitic effect of nicotine was also compared with that of copper sulphate as positive control. The anti-leech effect of nicotine was evaluated against Limnatis nilotica in which the number of dead and alive leeches in each utensil was counted for 30 min. The positive control group was copper sulphate and the negative control was distilled water. Our data showed that the LD50 value for nicotine was 6/10(3) ppm with mean death time of 1.25 +/- 0.45 min while the LD50 value for copper sulphate was 637/10(2) ppm with a mean death time of 12.00 +/- 3.69 min. Based on the obtained results nicotine is highly effective on leeches and might be used for disinfection purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disinfection assay; Limnatis nilotica; Nicotine; Copper sulphate; LC50
Subjects: WA Public Health > Public Health Education WA.18 > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health
WA Public Health > WA 30 Social, Economic, and Environmental factor in public health

WC Communicable Diseases
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2017 06:06
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2017 06:06
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1671

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