The present invention provides a magnetic mesoporous nanoparticle that includes a mesoporous silicate nanoparticle and iron oxide. The present invention also provides a method of using magnetic mesoporous nanoparticles to sequester microorganisms from a media.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC02-07CH11358 and Grant No. DE-FG26-0NT08854 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.