Nanotechnology: Environmental Applications | Chapter individual record
abstract

Nanomaterials are receiving particular interest due to their novel physical and chemical properties, which are important for a wide range of applications, including environmental remediation. This article presents an overview of the currentadvances on the most relevant nanomaterials and nanotechnologies employed for environmental remediation. Particular emphasis is given to nanostructured semiconductors for photocatalysis; the use of nanomaterials such as nano-silver, single-walled carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and titania for disinfection purposes; reactive metal nanoparticles, in particular zero-valent iron; ferrate and membrane nanotechnologies. These nanomaterials and nanotechnologies have been used for water and air purification or for the remediation of contaminated groundwater, soil, and sediments.

book title

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

author list (cited authors)
Pelaez, M., Han, C., Choi, H., Sharma, V. K., Byrne, A. J., Dunlop, P., ... Dionysiou, D. D.
editor list (cited editors)
El-Shaarawi, A. H., & Piegorsch, W. W.
publication date
2013
publisher
keywords
  • Membranes
  • Nanosilver
  • Photocatalysis
  • Zero-valent Iron
  • Ferrate
  • TiO2
  • Nanoparticles
  • Metal Nanoparticles
  • Disinfection
citation count

2

identifier
96267SE
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13
9780470057339
start page
4
end page
4