Mini Review on Recent Applications of Nanotechnology in Nutrient and Heavy Metals Removal from Contaminated Water

Omar Falyouna, Ibrahim Maamoun, Khaoula Bensaida, Faizul Idham Mohd, Yuji Sugihara, Osama Eljamal

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Abstract

Several toxic substances, such as nutrients, heavy metals, radionuclides, and pharmaceuticals, are continuously discharging to the environment, as a result of unaccountable industrial and agricultural activities, and contaminating huge quantities of soil and water. Nanotechnology was employed over the past years to remediate the contaminated waters and clean the environment from these pollutants to protect the life on the planet. Nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) is one of the most applied nanomaterials in the field of water and wastewater treatment and it is extensively utilized to remove a wide range of contaminants from water. Thus, this mini review intends to summarize the latest applications of nZVI and its composites in eliminating several nutrients and heavy metals, namely nitrate (NO3-), phosphorous (P), chromium (Cr) and arsenic (As).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences (IEICES)
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2021

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