Title

The use of rife machine in determining the frequency parameter in eliminating fungi that typically cause painting deterioration

Date of Publication

2014

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Premed Physics

Subject Categories

Physics

College

College of Science

Department/Unit

Physics

Thesis Adviser

Christopher T. Que

Defense Panel Chair

Maria Carla Manzano

Defense Panel Member

Michelle Natividad
Raphael Constandine Bongay

Abstract/Summary

A rife machine is an electromagnetic wave generator that is known to eliminate bacteria, virus, fungi and even cancer cells. In this research, we studied and observed the effect of the electromagnetic waves on the fungi samples, Aspergillus niger. Fungi species, Aspergillus niger, is one of the most common fungi species that causes foxing on paintings. Using the Rife Machine, we bombarded the fungi samples at different frequencies for 2 minutes and for 5 minutes. The natural frequencies of the radio waves were calculated from the speed of the wave in the medium and the wavelength based from the number of DNA base pairs. This carrier frequency produced frequencies that were apparently successful in killing the microorganisms. It has been observed that there was a significant decrease in the number of viable cells when utilizing the calculated 709.13-Hz frequency for a 5-minute exposure among all other frequencies for both 2-minutes and 5-minutes exposure time. In line with this, this calculated frequency can easily be used to eliminate Aspergillus niger fungi, which satisfies our research objectives.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU18392

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

xi, 55 leaves, illustrations (some color), 28 cm.

Keywords

Fungi—Effect of radiation on; Electromagnetic waves

Embargo Period

4-26-2021

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