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dc.titleA review on nanomaterials for environmental remediation
dc.contributor.authorKhin, M.M.
dc.contributor.authorNair, A.S.
dc.contributor.authorBabu, V.J.
dc.contributor.authorMurugan, R.
dc.contributor.authorRamakrishna, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-07T09:16:16Z
dc.date.available2014-10-07T09:16:16Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.citationKhin, M.M., Nair, A.S., Babu, V.J., Murugan, R., Ramakrishna, S. (2012-08). A review on nanomaterials for environmental remediation. Energy and Environmental Science 5 (8) : 8075-8109. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2ee21818f
dc.identifier.issn17545692
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/86137
dc.description.abstractThis article gives an overview of the application of nanomaterials in environmental remediation. In the area of environmental remediation, nanomaterials offer the potential for the efficient removal of pollutants and biological contaminants. Nanomaterials in various shapes/morphologies, such as nanoparticles, tubes, wires, fibres etc., function as adsorbents and catalysts and their composites with polymers are used for the detection and removal of gases (SO2, CO, NOx, etc.), contaminated chemicals (arsenic, iron, manganese, nitrate, heavy metals, etc.), organic pollutants (aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons) and biological substances, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites and antibiotics. Nanomaterials show a better performance in environmental remediation than other conventional techniques because of their high surface area (surface-to-volume ratio) and their associated high reactivity. Recent advances in the fabrication of novel nanoscale materials and processes for the treatment of drinking water and industrial waste water contaminated by toxic metal ions, radionuclides, organic and inorganic solutes, bacteria and viruses and the treatment of air are highlighted. In addition, recent advances in the application of polymer nanocomposite materials for the treatment of contaminants and the monitoring of pollutants are also discussed. Furthermore, the research trends and future prospects are briefly discussed. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeReview
dc.contributor.departmentNUS NANOSCIENCE & NANOTECH INITIATIVE
dc.contributor.departmentMECHANICAL ENGINEERING
dc.description.doi10.1039/c2ee21818f
dc.description.sourcetitleEnergy and Environmental Science
dc.description.volume5
dc.description.issue8
dc.description.page8075-8109
dc.identifier.isiut000306571800002
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