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Current Analytical Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1573-4110
ISSN (Online): 1875-6727

Review Article

Role of Nano-Photocatalysts in Detoxification of Toxic Heavy Metals

Author(s): Muhammad B. Tahir*, Abdullah M. Asiri, Muhammad F. Malik, Nadeem R. Khalid, Tahir Iqbal, Muhammad Rafique, Habiba Kiran, Shabbir Muhammad, Saifeldin M. Siddeeg and Khurram Shahzad

Volume 17 , Issue 2 , 2021

Published on: 30 December, 2019

Page: [126 - 137] Pages: 12

DOI: 10.2174/1573411016666191230151455

Price: $65


Background: Nano-photocatalysis through semiconductor-based materials has become an emerging and eye-catching approach for detoxification of hazardous heavy metals in the aqueous environment.

Methods: In this article, photocatalysis, being a green technique along with several other detoxification technologies for toxic heavy metals, has been reviewed.

Furthermore, the adverse effects of heavy metals on human health, agricultural lands, environment, and aquatic systems were investigated. Toxic heavy-metals contribute to numerous environmental issues based on their toxicity.

Result: Various types of photocatalysts have been discussed in recent literature for the detoxification of heavy metals. The recycling of photocatalysts may be anticipated as a worthy method for wastewater treatment which is also discussed with recent examples.

Conclusion: Moreover, it concludes with efficiency, challenges and new future perspectives for heavy metal detoxification using photocatalysis.

Keywords: Detoxification, efficient removal, environmental issues, heavy metals, nano-photocatalysis, treatment technologies.

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