Event Title

The Antimicrobial Properties of Z. officinale mixed with Zeolite Clinoptilolite Nanoparticles

Session Number

Project ID: MEDH 12

Advisor(s)

Dr. John Thurmond; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Medical and Health Sciences

Start Date

22-4-2020 10:05 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 10:20 AM

Abstract

There is a need for new antimicrobials, as there is an increase in existing antibiotics failing due to antibiotic resistance. In this experiment, we used the Kirby-Bauer method to test the antimicrobial properties of nanoparticles, specifically zeolite clinoptilolite, mixed with gingerol extracted with common solvents. Solvents we used to extract the active compound in ginger were ethanol, methanol, and deionized water. There were two methods used to extract the active compound in ginger. Bacteria utilized were B. subtilis, E. raffinosus, A. baylyi, P. putida, P. fluorescens, and E. coli. Results demonstrate that when ginger extracted with ethanol is combined with zeolite clinoptilolite into a nanoparticle, it exhibits antimicrobial properties against Acinetobacter baylyi, a bacteria that causes various diseases from urinary tract infections to secondary meningitis.

Keywords: antimicrobial, nanoparticles, gingerol, bacteria

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The Antimicrobial Properties of Z. officinale mixed with Zeolite Clinoptilolite Nanoparticles

There is a need for new antimicrobials, as there is an increase in existing antibiotics failing due to antibiotic resistance. In this experiment, we used the Kirby-Bauer method to test the antimicrobial properties of nanoparticles, specifically zeolite clinoptilolite, mixed with gingerol extracted with common solvents. Solvents we used to extract the active compound in ginger were ethanol, methanol, and deionized water. There were two methods used to extract the active compound in ginger. Bacteria utilized were B. subtilis, E. raffinosus, A. baylyi, P. putida, P. fluorescens, and E. coli. Results demonstrate that when ginger extracted with ethanol is combined with zeolite clinoptilolite into a nanoparticle, it exhibits antimicrobial properties against Acinetobacter baylyi, a bacteria that causes various diseases from urinary tract infections to secondary meningitis.

Keywords: antimicrobial, nanoparticles, gingerol, bacteria