State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2008RI75B
Title: Utilization of Silver Nanoparticles as Chlorine-free Biocide for Water Treatment
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2008
End Date: 2/28/2009
Congressional District: 2
Focus Categories: None
Principal Investigator: Oyanedel-Craver, Vinka (University of Rhode Island)
Federal Funds: $ 16,771
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 33,548
Abstract: Silver nanomaterial has been proved effective in the deactivation of more than 16 different species of bacteria. Little research has focused on the utilization of these nanoparticles for water treatment disinfection. The research in this proposal will provide sufficient information to determine the potential benefits of the disinfectant properties of silver nanoparticles for different water chemistries and for a wide variety of pathogenic microorganisms.

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