Nanomaterials for the Detection and Removal of Wastewater Pollutants assesses the role of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in improving both the detection and removal of inorganic and organic contaminants from wastewater that originates from municipal and industrial plants. The book covers how nanotechnology is being used to remove common contaminants, including dyes, chlorinated solvents, nitrites/nitrates, and emerging contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products and pesticides. Sections cover nanofiltration, adsorption and remediation. Nanomaterial immobilization recovery is also addressed, along with the quantification of heat/mass transport limitations, sizing aspects and transport phenomena. Finally, regulatory aspects regarding contaminants and nanoparticles in the environment are covered.
This book is an important resource for both materials scientists and environmental scientists looking to see how nanotechnology can play a role in making wastewater a less hazardous part of the global ecosystem.
- Addresses the role of new nanotechnology-based solutions for the detection and removal of common and emerging contaminants
- Discusses the environmental impact of nanoparticles used in wastewater contaminant detection and removal
- Explores the major challenges for using nanomaterials to detect and remove contaminants from wastewater
1. Nanomaterials: a tool for remediation or another class of emerging contaminants? 2. Common wastewater contaminants versus emerging ones: an overview 3. Detection methods of wastewater contaminants: state of the art and the role of nanotechnology 4. Detection and removal of biological contaminants: the role of nanotechnology 5. Nanomaterials for the efficient abatement of wastewater contaminants by means of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration 6. Advanced nanomaterials for ultrafiltration membranes application 7. Adsorption processes for the removal of contaminants from wastewater: the perspective role of nanomaterials and nanotechnology 8. Advanced nanomaterials for the removal of heavy metals 9. Metal organic frameworks for water purification 10. Heterogeneous catalysis: how nanotechnology and nanomaterials can improve the performance in wastewater remediation 11. Heterogeneous (photo)Fenton reaction and its enhancement upon addition of chelating agents 12. Actual mineralization versus partial degradation of wastewater contaminants 13. Modelling of nanoparticles dispersion, transport and deposition in different media 14. Ecodesign of nanomaterials for environmental remediation 15. Matching nanotechnologies with reactor scale up and industrial exploitation
Barbara Bonelli is Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Applied Science and Technology and INSTM Unit of Torino Politecnico at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Her research focuses on the physico-chemical characterization of nanoscale zerovalent iron (NZVI) for water remediation.
Freyria, Francesca S.
Francesca S. Freyria is a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy. Her research focuses on the development of innovative catalytic and photocatalytic mesoporous materials for the abatement of N-containing toxic pollutants in wastewater.
Ilenia Rossetti is Associate Professor of Chemical Industrial Plants at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Milan, Italy. Her research focuses on the design of chemical plants, reactors and heterogeneous catalytic processes.
Rajandrea Sethi is Professor in the Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy. He is the head of Groundwater Engineering Group and his studies focus on flow and contaminant transport modelling, colloidal transport in porous media, groundwater monitoring, development of novel environmental reclamation technologies, and environmental nanotechnologies.