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The Effect of pH on Stability and Sorption of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts by Nanoparticles
ROBERTS, M. G., B. FAULKNER, C. SU, J. Griffitts, J. Groves, AND J. Ferguson. The Effect of pH on Stability and Sorption of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts by Nanoparticles. Presented at The Soil Science Society of American Annual Meetings, Pittsburg, PA, November 01 - 05, 2009.
Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum) are waterborne pathogens, which are released into the environment through infected human or animal feces. Their ability to survive outside their host organisms in harsh environmental conditions presents one of the most challenging tasks in research for understanding their fate and transport in natural environments. Our objectives were to evaluate the changes in pH on stability during sorption of C. parvum by nanoparticles. In this study, we measure sorption of C. parvum oocysts by Copper (II) Oxide (CuO) nanoparticles and the zeta potential of oocysts and CuO nanoparticles in water. Our results indicate that within the pH range of 6 to11, oocysts have negatively charged surfaces. The point of zero charge of CuO nanoparticles used in this study was achieved near pH of 8.2. The findings suggest that oocysts will attach to CuO in water over the range of pH values measured for batch experiments. X-ray diffraction shows the CuO samples as pure tenorite (CuO) and elemental Copper in the Cuo sample with small amount of Zno.
The objectives were to evaluate the changes in pH on stability during sorption of C. parvum by nanoparticles.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
GROUND WATER AND ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION DIVISION
ECOSYSTEM & SUBSURFACE PROTECTION BRANCH