Inactivation of Enterococcus Faecalis in Drinking Water using Silver Nanoparticles Embedded Paper

Authors

  • Alaa H Al-Fatlawi1 , Shahad A. Raheem2

Keywords:

Enterococcus Faecalis , Drinking Water, Silver Nanoparticles

Abstract

In this paper, a cellulose paper was impregnated with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for the purpose of removing Enterococcus faecalis from drinking water. AgNPs papers were prepared by chemical reduction of silver nitrate (AgNO3) with various concentrations (0.005 M, 0.01 M, 0.015 M, and 0.025 M) using sodium borohydride (NaBH4) as a reducing agent. Two ratios of NaBH4/AgNO3 of 2:1and 10:1 were used to show the effect of reduction on the formation and removal efficiencies of AgNPs. AgNPs papers were characterized using SEM and TEM. TEM images showed that the silver nanoparticles size in the papers varies from 1.3 to 75 nm.

Author Biography

Alaa H Al-Fatlawi1 , Shahad A. Raheem2

1College of Engineering / University of Babylon, 2College of Water Resources Engineering/
Al-Qassim Green University

Published

2020-01-16

How to Cite

Alaa H Al-Fatlawi1 , Shahad A. Raheem2. (2020). Inactivation of Enterococcus Faecalis in Drinking Water using Silver Nanoparticles Embedded Paper. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(1), 1117-1121. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/208