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Agricultural Reviews, volume 39 issue 2 (june 2018) : 175-180

Potentials of zinc and magnetite nanoparticles for contaminated water treatment

A. Fadeyibi, M.G. Yisa, F.A. Adeniji, K.K. Katibi, K.P. Alabi, K.R. Adebayo
1Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Kwara State University, Malete, P.M.B. 1530, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
Cite article:- Fadeyibi A., Yisa M.G., Adeniji F.A., Katibi K.K., Alabi K.P., Adebayo K.R. (2018). Potentials of zinc and magnetite nanoparticles for contaminated water treatment. Agricultural Reviews. 39(2): 175-180. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-113.
Water contamination is an issue requiring continuous remedy on daily basis because of the high demand for clean quality water. Scientists have proffered numerous ways of making this possible but the techniques involved is often difficult to replicate at small scale. For this reason, easier and cheaper techniques for contaminated water treatment are often sought after. One way of actualizing this is via nanotechnology, which involves the use of smaller particles (< 100 nm in size) to coagulate suspended substances and inhibit microbial growth in the targeted water. The mechanisms involved have been presented for zinc and magnetite nanoparticles in this write-up. This technology provides way of getting clean quality water for domestic, agricultural and industrial applications.
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