Advanced Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation

Ravindra Kumar Gautam, Mahesh Chandra Chattopadhyaya

August 18, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 430 Pages - 30 Color & 164 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498753333 - CAT# K27347
Series: Advances in Water and Wastewater Transport and Treatment

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Features

    • Highlights the potential applications of nanomaterials for the remediation of pollutants from aqueous solutions.
    • Brings together advanced knowledge on synthesis of low-cost economically viable nanomaterials for water remediation
    • Describes the impacts of nanomaterials on the living flora and fauna
    • Explains in detail recent advances in use of nanotechnology for water remediation
    • Explores ways to perform extensive recycling and reuse of superparamagnetic nanoparticles
    • Identifies priorities for innovative research activities and possible interactions of nanoparticles with living organisms (plants and animal biota)

     

    Summary

    Contamination of aqueous environments by hazardous chemical compounds is the direct cause of the decline of safe clean water supply throughout the globe. The use of unconventional water sources such as treated wastewater will be a new norm. Emerging nanotechnological innovations have great potential for wastewater remediation processes. Applications that use smart nanomaterials of inorganic and organic origin improve treatment efficiency and lower energy requirements. This book describes the synthesis, fabrication, and application of advanced nanomaterials in water treatment processes; their adsorption, transformation into low toxic forms, or degradation phenomena, and the adsorption and separation of hazardous dyes, organic pollutants, heavy metals and metalloids from aqueous solutions. It explains the use of different categories of nanomaterials for various pollutants and enhances understanding of nanotechnology-based water remediation to make it less toxic and reusable.