The evaluation effect of TiO2 nano particles on different bacterial strains isolated from water purification stations in Baghdad


The antibacterial activities of some nanoparticles, makes them attractive as a new agents against pathogenic bacteria. In this research, the antimicrobial effects of Titanium dioxide-nano-particles against seven bacterial isolates (E.coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas alcaligenes, Aeromonas veronii, Aeromonas hydrophila, Serratia marcescens and Staphylococcus aureus) being isolated from different Baghdad water purification stations investigated. The physiochemical characters, which influence the quality of the drinking water for the air and water, demonstrated.The characterization of nanoparticles investigated by using Scanning Electrone Microscope, FTIR, and UV-Visible Spectrophotometer. The activity of different concentration of TiO2 Nps. (50, 100, 150, 200 mg/ ml) measured in liquid medium using the colorimetric analysis and measuring the optical density (OD) for all bacterial species observed. The plate count assay were involved to investigate the effect of TiO2 Nps. on one model of gram negative bacteria (E. coli) and one gram positive bacteria (S. aureus.) This study showed that nano-TiO2 has efficient antibacterial effect in water, and can used as an antibacterial agent for different purposes.