Nanosilver and DBPs

By Christina Crawford1, Taylor Miller2

1. Rice University 2. Tempe Union High School

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Chlorine is a common chemical used to disinfect water. The addition of chlorine provides a benefit by killing pathogenic organisms, but it can be also harmful to humans by producing Disinfectant By Products (DBP). In this video, middle school and high school student will learn how silver nanoparticles can be used to remove the DBP from water sources treated with chlorine. 


Taylor Miller, Biotechnology Teacher @ Tempe Union High School,

Sponsored by

Nano-Enabled Water Treatment National Science Foundation (NSF) award #EEC-1449500

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  • Christina Crawford, Taylor Miller (2019), "Nanosilver and DBPs,"

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