Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

TD-GC-MS Analysis on Antibacterial and Safety Characteristics of Volatiles from Bamboo during Cavitation, Carbonization and Activation for Public Health

Sheng-Bo GE1#, Tao Jiang3,4#, Lishu Wang1, Wan-Xi PENG1,2*, Dong-Li LI1 and Yuzo Furuta2*

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China. 2Laboratory of Biomaterials Science, Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan. 3South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. 4China CEPREI Laboratory, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Received on 11 May 2015 and accepted on 13 June 2015



In this study, bamboo was subjected to cavitation, carbonization and activation, to reveal the antibacterial activity and improve its environmental friendliness. The resulting products were characterized by TD-GC-MS. The results indicated that volatiles from cavitated rod and activated carbon comprised mainly acidic compounds, while those from charcoal were mainly phenolic. The volatiles had antibacterial activity. However, this suggests that bamboo activated carbon may be a safer alternative to charcoal for indoor use.

Keywords : Bamboo activated carbon; Bamboo charcoal; cavitated rod; Environmental friendliness; antibacterial activity; volatiles.