Water Purification, a volume in the Nanotechnology in the Food Industry series, provides an in-depth review of the current technologies and emerging application of nanotechnology in drinking water purification, also presenting an overview of the common drinking water contaminants, such as heavy metals, organics, microorganisms, pharmaceuticals, and their occurrences in drinking water sources.
As the global water crisis has motivated the industry to look for alternative water supplies, nanotechnology presents significant potential for utilizing previously unacceptable water sources. This books explores the practical methodologies for transforming water using nanotechnologies, and is a comprehensive reference to a wide audience of food science research professionals, professors, and students who are doing research in this field.
- Includes the most up-to-date information on nanotechnology applications and research methods for water purification and treatment
- Presents applications of nanotechnology and engineered nanomaterials in drinking water purification to improve efficiency and reduce cost
- Provides water purification research methods that are important to water quality, including precipitation, adsorption, membrane separation, and ion exchange
- Covers the potential risks of nanotechnology, such as the toxicological effects of engineered nanomaterials in water and how to minimize risks based on research studies
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2. Applications of nanotechnology methods in waste water treatment
3. Scientometric overview regarding water nanopurification
4. Nanotechnology for drinking water purification
5. The role of nanostructured materials in improving water quality: Introduction on emerging technologies
6. Nanotechnology cost-effective filters for drinking water purification in developing countries
7. Development of magnetic nanoparticles for fluoride and organic matter removal from drinking water
8. Microorganisms: new trends in environmentally-friendly and energy-saving water purification
9. Polymeric materials for metal sorption from hydric resources
10. Photocatalytic degradation and adsorption techniques involving nanomaterials for biotoxins removal from drinking water
11. Nanotechnology based membrane separation process for drinking water purification
12. Water purification
Fate of antibiotics during water treatment: impact on antimicrobial resistance in environmental and clinical strains
13. Nanostructurated membranes for the microbiological purification of drinking water
14. Gold nanoparticles: advances in water purification approaches
15. Application of nanomaterials for treatment of food processing wastewater
16. Nanocomposite filtration membranes for drinking water purification
17. Nanotechnology depollution of heavy metals present in potable water
18. Application of nanotechnology, nanofiltration and drinking and wastewater treatment
a vision for the future
19. The ecological significance of microbial biofilms for the aquatic environment and water quality
20. Removal of Lead Ions from Water and Wastewaters Electrochemically
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the editor-in-chief of two international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored nine books, and has served as an editor for more than 50 scholarly books.