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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

Solutions for Improving Water Quality

Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on improving water quality and the second edition of Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. This book presents detailed information on cutting-edge technologies, current research, and trends that may impact the success and uptake of the applications.

Recent advances show that many of the current problems with water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book describes these technologies in detail and demonstrates how they can provide clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. In addition, the book addresses the societal factors that may affect widespread acceptance of the applications.

Sections are also featured on carbon nanotube arrays and graphene-based sensors for contaminant sensing, nanostructured membranes for water purification, and multifunctional materials in carbon microspheres for the remediation of chlorinated hydrocarbons.

Engineers, researchers, students of water quality, water and wastewater management, groundwater remediation and pollution prevention. Policy and government officials.

Hardbound, 704 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: William Andrew

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3116-9


    1. Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotube Arrays and Graphene for Water Monitoring
    2. Advanced Nanosensors for Environmental Monitoring
    3. Nanomaterial-Based Biosensors for Detection of Pesticides and Explosives
    4. A Colorimetric Approach to the Detection of Trace Heavy Metal Ions Using Nanostructured Signaling Materials
    5. Functional Nucleic Acid-Directed Assembly of Nanomaterials and Their Applications as Colormetric and Fluoroescent Sensors for Trace Contaminants in Water
    6. Nanostructured Membranes for Water Purification
    7. Advances in Nanostructured Membranes for Water Desalination
    8. Nanostructured Titanium Film- and Membrane-based Photocatalysis for Water Treatment
    9. Nanotechnology-Based Membranes for Water Purification
    10. Multifunctional Nanomaterial-Enabled Membranes for Water Treatment
    11. Nanofluidic Carbon Nanotube Membranes: Applications for Water Purification and Desalination
    12. Design of Advanced Membranes and Substrates for Water Purification and Desalination
    13. Customization and Multistage Nanofiltration Applications for Potable Water, Treatment and Reuse
    14. Commercialization of Nanotechnology for Removal of Heavy Metals in Drinking Water
    15. Water Treatment by Dendrimer-Enhanced Filtration: Principles and Applications
    16. Detection and Extraction of Pesticides from Drinking Water Using Nanotechnologies
    17. Nanomaterials-Enhanced Electrically Switched Ion Exchange Process for Water Treatment
    18. Nanometallic Particles for Oligodynamic Microbial Disinfection
    19. Nanostructured Visible-Light Photocatalysts for Water Purification
    20. Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Disinfection and Microbial Control: Merits and Limitations
    21. Possible Applications of Fullerene Nanomaterials in Water Treatment and Reuse
    22. Heterogenous Catalytic Reduction for Water Purification: Nanoscale Effects on Catalytic Activity, Selectivity, and Sustainability
    23. Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene by Membrane-Supported Ron and Bimetallic Nanoparticles
    24. Synthesis of Nanostructured Bimetallic Particles in Polyligand-Functionalized Membranes for Remediation Applications
    25. Magnesium-Based Corrosion Nano-Cells for Reductive Transformation of Contaminants
    26. Multifunctional Materials containing Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron in Carbon Microspheres for the Environmentally Benign Remediation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
    27. Water Decontamination Using Iron and Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
    28. Nanotechnology for Contaminated Subsurface Remediation: Possibilities and Challenges
    29. Nanostructured Materials for Improving Water Quality: Potentials and Risks
    30. Physicochemistry of Polyelectrolyte Coatings that Increase Stability, Mobility, and Contaminant Specificity of Reactive Nanoparticles Used for Groundwater Contamination
    31. Stabilization of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles for Enhanced in situ Destruction of Chlorinated Solvents in Soil and Groundwater
    32. Reducing Leachability and Bioaccessibility of Toxic Metals in Soils, Sediments, and Solid/Hazardous Wastes Using Stabilized Nanoparticles
    33. Introduction to Societal Issues: The Responsible Development of Nanotechnology for Water
    34. Nanotechnology in Water: Societal, Ethical and Environmental Consideration
    35. Competition for Water
    36. A Framework for Using Nanotechnology to Improve Water Quality
    37. International Governance Perspectives on Nanotechnology
    38. Nanoscience and Water: Public Engagement At and Below the Surface
    39. How Can Nanotechnologies Fulfill the Needs of Developing Countries?
    40. Challenges to Implementing Nanotechnology Solutions to Water Issues in Africa
    41. Life Cycle Inventory of Semiconductor for Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots for Environmental Applications


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