Water purification using nanoparticles

Abstract: Amebiasis, a major health problem in developing countries, is the second most common cause of death due to parasitic infection. Amebiasis is usually transmitted by the ingestion of Entamoeba histolytica cysts through oral–fecal route. Read this original research and sign up to receive International Journal of Nanomedicine here: http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=22908
Figure 1 Graphical representation of biochemical components of the Entamoeba cyst wall.

Figure 1 Graphical representation of biochemical components of the Entamoeba cyst wall.

Figure 2 Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images of nanoparticles.

Figure 2 Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images of nanoparticles.

Figure 3 X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of nanoparticles.

Figure 3 X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns of nanoparticles.

Figure 4 Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) of nanoparticles.

Figure 4 Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) of nanoparticles.

Figure 5 Representative fluorescence microscopic images of captured Entamoeba invadens cyst.

Figure 5 Representative fluorescence microscopic images of captured Entamoeba invadens cyst.

Figure 6 Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of magnetically deflected nanoparticle (CS O-INP)/cyst aggregates.

Figure 6 Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image of magnetically deflected nanoparticle (CS O-INP)/cyst aggregates.

Figure 7 Representation of docked complex of chitinase with chitosan oligosaccharide and its hydrogen and hydrophobic interaction.

Figure 7 Representation of docked complex of chitinase with chitosan oligosaccharide and its hydrogen and hydrophobic interaction.

Figure 8 Representation of docked complex of Jacob with chitosan oligosaccharide and its hydrogen and hydrophobic interaction.

Figure 8 Representation of docked complex of Jacob with chitosan oligosaccharide and its hydrogen and hydrophobic interaction.

Figure 9 Representation of docked complex of chitin with chitosan oligosaccharide and its hydrogen and hydrophobic interaction (chitin is in blue color, chitosan in red color).

Figure 9 Representation of docked complex of chitin with chitosan oligosaccharide and its hydrogen and hydrophobic interaction (chitin is in blue color, chitosan in red color).

Figure S1 Zeta potential measurement of chitosan oligosaccharide-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles (CS O-INPs) at pH 3 (A), pH 7 (B), and pH 9 (C).

Figure S1 Zeta potential measurement of chitosan oligosaccharide-functionalized iron oxide nanoparticles (CS O-INPs) at pH 3 (A), pH 7 (B), and pH 9 (C).

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