Nanotechnology and Water Treatment: Applications and Emerging Opportunities

  title={Nanotechnology and Water Treatment: Applications and Emerging Opportunities},
  author={Joji Theron and J Andrew Walker and Thomas Eugene Cloete},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  pages={43 - 69}
Nanotechnology, the engineering and art of manipulating matter at the nanoscale (1–100 nm), offers the potential of novel nanomaterials for treatment of surface water, groundwater, and wastewater contaminated by toxic metal ions, organic and inorganic solutes, and microorganisms. Due to their unique activity toward recalcitrant contaminants and application flexibility, many nanomaterials are under active research and development. Accordingly, literature about current research on different… 

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