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Isah M, B. Shagari A, M. Usman H. Antibacterial and Dye Removal Potential of Modified Kaolinite for the Treatment of Drinking Water. Plant Biotechnol Persa. 2022; 4 (2)
URL: http://pbp.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-146-en.html
Department of Biochemistry, Sokoto State University, PMB 2134, Sokoto State, Nigeria , mustyeeser029@gmail.com
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Objective: Poor treatment of the drinking water before distribution leads to the consumption of contaminants causing water borne type of ailments due to the presence of the pathogens and cancer related illnesses as result of the presence of dyes. The objective of this research was focused on the development of new organoclay based composite that serves as both antibacterial and dye removing agent for the treatment of microbial and dyes contaminated water from the source.
Material and Methods: The cation exchange capacity (CEC) of the kaolinite was improved through acid treatment. Chlorhexidine- loaded zinc- kaolinite was prepared via adsorption of chlorhexidine acetate (0.5 mmol/L) on zinc-kaolinite. The composites were characterized using Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX). Results: The antibacterial assays of the composites were conducted against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Salmonella typhi (S. typhi) using disc diffusion technique (DDT), minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC).
Conclusion: The formulated target composite is a good candidate for the treatment of drinking water contaminated with such microorganisms and can be able to remove substantial content of dyes.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Herbal Drugs
Received: 2022/08/1 | Accepted: 2022/12/1 | Published: 2022/12/1

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