Nanotechnology for water purification: applications of nanotechnology methods in wastewater treatment

Konda Reddy Kunduru, Michael Nazarkovsky, Shady Farah, Rajendra P. Pawar, Arijit Basu, Abraham J. Domb

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Providing clean and affordable drinking water is one of the modern-times challenges. The world’s growing population causes water scarcity, and pollutants contaminate whatever water sources are left. Nanotechnology has provided innovative solutions for water purification. This chapter reviews nanotechnology-enabled water-treatment processes, showing how they transform our water supply and wastewater treatment. The following topics are discussed: different nanomaterials, properties, mechanisms, advantages compared to existing methods, limitations, research needs for commercialization, and toxicities of nanomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater Purification
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9780128043004
ISBN (Print)9780128043714
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • antimicrobial nanoparticles
  • disinfection
  • membrane processes
  • nanoadsorption
  • nanometal and metal oxides
  • nanotechnology
  • photocatalysis
  • water and wastewater treatment


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