Bacterial iron-oxide nanowires from biofilm waste as a new adsorbent for the removal of arsenic from water

Ivan Andjelkovic, Sara Azari, Mason Erkelens, Peter Forward, Martin F. Lambert, Dusan Losic
2017 RSC Advances  
Biofilm waste material generated by the bacteria in the groundwater pipelines was found is composed of amorphous twisted iron-oxide nanowires which are shown to have considerable adsorption properties for removal As(iii) and As(v) ions from waters.
doi:10.1039/c6ra26379h fatcat:b4tkhrr37bed7aue7mndv6hcay