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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water by Richard Sustich, Anita Street, Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Mamadou Diallo

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Chapter 1 Nanometallic Particles for Oligodynamic Microbial Disinfection

Gordon Nangmenyi, James Economy

Center of Advanced Materials for Purification of Water with Systems, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

1.1 Introduction 3

1.2 Economic Impact of Modern Disinfection Systems 4

1.3 Health Impact of Water Disinfection Shortfalls 5

1.4 Modern Disinfection Systems 6

1.5 Nanometallic Particles in Alternative Disinfection Systems 6

1.5.1 Silver Nanoparticles 8

1.5.2 Synthesis 8

1.5.3 Utility 8

1.6 Conclusions 12

Abstract

Nanotechnology has enabled the development of a new class of atomic scale materials capable of fighting waterborne disease-causing ...

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