Effect of nano silica on water quality, health and safety in swimming pools

  • Mirmohammad Kashef Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran
  • Maryam Jamali Graduate student, Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran
  • Khalil Farhadi Professor, Unit of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran


The purpose of this study has been to review of using nano-silica on the efficiency of water treatment of the swimming pool. The current research was an experimental study and was performed in-vitro and experimentally. At first, a nano-particle, called "Nano-Silica", was prepared in the laboratory and herbal additives such as turmeric, curries, saffron and cinnamon were used to increase its antibacterial property. Then, for performing microbiological tests, the water samples of Urmia University's swimming pool were studied in a multi-stage process, in two parts including water samples before adding the nano-particle and after the addition of the nano-particle. Finally, to study the safety and safety, among the relevant factors, the PH and turbidity were studied in the laboratory again in two parts, including before and after the addition of the nano-particle. The survey results showed that there are averages of 2.0633 and 1.0325 before and after adding the nano-particle, respectively, which is higher (P <0.05). Among the mentioned additives,
the curries with 92% and the turmeric with 85% had the most antibacterial properties. But the nano-particle did not adjust the swimming pool water PH up to the optimal level of 7.2. However, it reduced the swimming pool water turbidity significantly. This study showed that by using the nano-silica and adding the herbal additives such as cinnamon and saffron, the swimming pool water treatment has reached to a better quality.

Keywords: quality, health, safety, nano silica, swimming pool.


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How to Cite
Kashef, M., Jamali, M., & Farhadi, K. (2012). Effect of nano silica on water quality, health and safety in swimming pools. International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology, 1(2). Retrieved from http://www.ijaep.com/index.php/IJAE/article/view/57
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