Silver nanoparticles loaded on silica nanoparticles and activated carbon are being prepared and developed for use in portable water treatment

Document Type : Original Research

Authors

1 Chemistry Group, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Imam Ali University, Theran, Iran.

2 Physics Group, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Imam Ali University, Theran, Iran

Abstract

A unique method for creating a powerful portable water purifying system was put to the test. The silicate nanoparticles were doped with 3-chloropropyltrimethoxylsilane, coated with silver nanoparticles and activated carbon, and then layers of silica and zeolite were added. This process resulted in the silver nanoparticles loaded on silica nanoparticles and activated carbon composite. For the purpose of measuring water purification in terms of microorganisms, micropollutants, and turbidity, four layers were arranged in a series. Within 6 minutes of the contact time, the system removed about 85% of micropollutants, 97% of microorganisms, and up to 79% of turbidity. The usage of plastic water bottles for activities in remote locations can be reduced by employing this gadget, which does not require an energy source to operate. This research was done to develop a portable, low-cost, and simple-to-use antibacterial water filter. 

Graphical Abstract

Silver nanoparticles loaded on silica nanoparticles and activated carbon are being prepared and developed for use in portable water treatment

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