Applications of Green Synthesized Nanomaterials in Water Remediation

Author(s): Nakshatra B. Singh, Md. Abu B.H. Susan, Mridula Guin*

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 22 , Issue 6 , 2021

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Water is the most important component on the earth for living organisms. With industrial development, population increase and climate change, water pollution becomes a critical issue around the world. Its contamination with different types of pollutants created naturally or due to anthropogenic activities has become the most concerned global environmental issue. These contaminations destroy the quality of water and become harmful to living organisms. A number of physical, chemical and biological techniques have been used for the purification of water, but they suffer in one or the other respect. The development of nanomaterials and nanotechnology has provided a better path for the purification of water. Compared to conventional methods using activated carbon, nanomaterials offer a better and economical approach for water remediation. Different types of nanomaterials acting as nanocatalysts, nanosorbents, nanostructured catalytic membranes, bioactive nanoparticles, nanomembranes and nanoparticles provide an alternative and efficient methodology in solving water pollution problems. However, the major issue with nanomaterials synthesized in a conventional way is their toxicity. In recent days, a considerable amount of research is being carried out on the synthesis of nanomaterials using green routes. Nanomaterials synthesized by using the green method are now being used in different technologies, including water remediation. The remediation of water by using nanomaterials synthesized by the green method has been reviewed and discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Nanomaterial, green route, applications, water remediation, adsorbents, nanomembranes.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 31 May, 2021
Page: [733 - 761]
Pages: 29
DOI: 10.2174/1389201021666201027160029
Price: $65

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