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Water Treatment Using Zinc Nanoparticles and Apricot Plant Extracts from Organic and Inorganic Pollution


  • Suzan Muslim Abdullah Department of Chemistry, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Abbas Ali Salih AL-Hamdani Department of Chemistry, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Labeeb Ahmed Al-Zubaidi Environment and Water Directorate, Ministry of Science and Technology.



Antibiotic pollutant, Apricot plant, Inorganic pollutant, Organic pollutant, Pollutant water treatment, Zinc nanoparticle



The apricot plant was washed, dried, and powdered after harvesting to produce a fine powder that was used in water treatment. created an alcoholic extract from the apricot plant using ethanol, which was then analysed using GC-MS, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy to identify the active components. Zinc nanoparticles were created using an alcoholic extract. FTIR, UV-Vis, SEM, EDX, and TEM are used to characterize zinc nanoparticles. Using a continuous processing procedure, zinc nanoparticles with apricot extract and powder were employed to clean polluted water. Firstly, 2 g of zinc nanoparticles were used with 20 ml of polluted water, and the results were Tetra 44% and Levo 32%; after that, we used 4 g (Tetra 100% and Levo 100%). Secondly, an apricot plant was used to treat water (Tetro 100%, Levo 100%). When apricot powder and zinc nanoparticles were compared in treatment water, apricot-zinc nanoparticles were preferred. Thirdly, we treated the water from some heavy metals (2 g after 25 min; Fe 99.50%, 88.75%, Cr 99.10%, Pb 100%, Sb 95%, Cd 95%, Cu 100%), and added 4 g of nanoFe 98.75%, 96.40%, Cr 83.40%, Pb 100%, Sb 77.50%, Cd 95.80%, and Cu 100%.


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