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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

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Simple, rapid, and efficient water purification by chitosan coated magnetite nanoparticles.


Chitosan coated magnetite nanoparticles were prepared and used as adsorbent, chelating agent or
bactericidal agent to remove organic contaminants, heavy metals, and bacteria from water. The method is simple
and rapid. The obtained results are promise, where the prepared particles able to remove more than 90% and
60% from organic and inorganic contaminants respectively. Also chitosan coated magnetite nanoparticles
inhibited the bacterial growth at concentration 2% w/v.

Article Type: Review Article

Corresponding Author: Mohamed A. Abd-Elhakeem 1  

Email: mohamed.abdelhakim@must.edu.egom

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Mohamed A. Abd-Elhakeem 1*,  Taher A. Alkhulaqi 2.  

1, 2. College of Biotechnology, Misr University for Science and Technology, Giza, Egypt.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 3, No.4 pp.17-20
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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