Durán, Nelson and Marcato, Priscyla D. and Alves, Oswaldo L. and Silva, João P. S. and Souza, Gabriel I. H. and Rodrigues, Flávio A. and Esposito, Elisa (2009) Ecosystem protection by effluent bioremediation: silver nanoparticles impregnation in a textile fabrics process. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (1). pp. 285-292. ISSN 1388-0764 (Print) 1572-896X (Online)
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This work studied a bioremediation process of silver nanoparticles with the bacterium Chromobacterium violaceum. These nanoparticles were obtained from several washes of cotton fabrics impregnated with silver nanoparticles produced by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum. The optimized growth of C. violaceum for silver nanoparticles bioremediation was obtained. The effluents of wash process of the cotton fabric were efficiently treated with C. violaceum. This treatment was based on biosorption which was very efficient for the elimination of silver nanoparticles remaining in the wash water. The bacteria after biosorption were morphologically transformed, but the normal morphology after a new culture was completely restored. The process also allowed the recovery of silver material that was leached into the effluent for a reutilization avoiding any effect to the eco-environment.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Silver nanoparticles - Fusarium - Chromobacterium - Bioremediation - Eco-environment - Health effects - EHS|
|Subjects:||Technology > Nanotechnology and environmental applications|
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Risk > Environment, health and safety aspects of nanotechnology
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
|Deposited On:||01 Mar 2010 10:27|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2010 10:27|
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