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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water by Richard Sustich, Anita Street, Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Mamadou Diallo

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Chapter 12 Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Disinfection and Microbial Control: Merits and Limitations

Shaily Mahendra, Qilin Li, Delina Y. Lyon, Lena Brunet, Pedro J.J. Alvarez

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

  1. Introduction 158

  2. Current and Potential Applications 159

    1. Nanosilver 159

    2. Titanium Oxide 160

    3. Fullerenes 161

    4. Combining Current Technologies with Nanotechnology 162

  3. Outlook on the Role of Nanotechnology in Microbial Control: Limitations and Research Needs 162

Abstract

Several natural and engineered nanomaterials, such as silver (nAg), titanium oxide (TiO2), and carbon nanotubes (CNT), are known to have antibacterial properties and are under consideration as disinfecting ...

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