Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology Open Access (NNOA)

ISSN: 2574-187X

Research Article

Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles Doped with Zinc Cation to Remove Bacteria DNA Harboring Antibiotic Resistance Genes from Aqueous Solution

Authors: Ezeuko AS*, Okoh OO, Okoh AI and Sigwadi R

DOI: 10.23880/nnoa-16000286


This study investigated removing bacteria DNA from an aqueous solution using silica oxide nanoparticles doped with zinc cation (SiO2@Zn2+). The authenticity of the adsorbent was confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Adsorption studies involving two operating conditions (time-concentration profile and adsorbent dose) showed increased removal efficiency during the adsorption of bacteria DNA by SiO2@Zn2 +. Therefore, SiO2@Zn2 + may be a promising adsorbent that can tackle the consequences of ARGs infected water.

Keywords: Nanoparticles; SEM; EDX

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