Application of silver nanoparticles synthetized by electrolysis for the reduction of Escherichia coli from seawater at laboratory level

Jocaved Abanto, Jhonny Valverde Flores


The present research consists of reducing the amount of Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria present in seawater with the application of silver nanoparticles synthesized by electrolysis at the laboratory level. The methodology used is the electrolytic method since it allows us to synthesize the nanoparticles in a very simple and practical way. In addition to this, they are effective as antibacterial. The process was carried out with two silver electrodes introduced in an electrolytic cell, where one electrode goes through the oxidation process and the other reduction, this process was done in sea guides. The result obtained was 140 CFU/100 mL at 1.8 CFU/100 mL of E.coli representing a 99% decrease, allowing to determine that this process was effective for the reduction of the bacterium E.coli in sea water.


E.coli, nanoparticles, silver, electrolysis

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