Effect of Bimetallic Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles Ag/NZVI on Bacterial Growth

Khaoula Bensaida, Osama Eljamal, Ramadan Eljamal, Relebohile Mokete, Yuji Sugihara

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In this study, a 13-day operation was conducted in order to investigate the effect of Ag-Fe nanoparticles on bacterial growth. To do so, three samples (S1, S2, S3) made of freshly domestic wastewater were treated under anaerobic conditions. S1 was considered as the control batch while 50mg/L of zero valent iron nanoparticles (NZVI) and Ag-Fe bimetallic nanoparticles were added to S2 and S3, respectively. Results showed that the addition of NZVI was effective in activating the bacterial growth. However, Ag-Fe nanoparticles inhibited the bacterial growth. A comparison of the chemical oxygen demand COD of the three samples confirmed the obtained results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences (IEICES)
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 2019


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