Describe is an apparatus for reducing or preventing the growth of microbes on the surface of an object, wherein the object is of such material that it can act as a working electrode. The apparatus comprises counter electrode, a reference electrode, and an electrical lead for attachment to the object such that the object can be used as the working electrode. A potentiostatic device is configured to pass electrical current through the working and counter electrodes. The current through the counter electrode is varied such that the electric potential of the working electrode is constant relative to the electric potential of the reference electrode.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 5 2017|