Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation

Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation

The book examines the suitability of nanoscale zero-valent iron (ZVI) for degradation of agrochemicals for the purpose of developing a cost-effective treatment technology. It identifies by-products produced from the ZVI-mediated degradation process of particular contaminants, and clarifies the reaction mechanism by which ZVI degrades a chosen contaminant. It also assesses how the ZVI-based technology may be applied in complex, natural systems, the limitations to implementation, and possible avenues for further research which might improve the viability of the process.

Table of contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Nanoscale ZVI Particles Manufacture and Analytical Techniques
  • Oxidative degradation of the thiocarbamate herbicide, molinate, using nanoscale ZVI
  • Quantification of the oxidizing capacity of nanoparticulate zero-valent iron and assessment of possible environmental applications
  • Conclusions and Future Research Needs
  • References.
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