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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 13 Possible Applications of Fullerene Nanomaterials in Water Treatment and Reuse

So-Ryong Chae, Ernest M. Hotze, Mark R. Wiesner

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

  1. Introduction 168

  2. Chemistry of Fullerene Nanomaterials 169

  3. Application of Fullerene Nanomaterials 170

    1. Membrane Fabrication Using Fullerene Nanomaterials 170

    2. Oxidation of Organic Compounds 172

    3. Bacterial and Viral Inactivation 173

  4. Summary 175

Abstract

Fullerenes are a class of molecules composed entirely of carbon. The first of these molecules, Buckminsterfullerene, was discovered in 1985 and contains 60 carbons in the form of a hollow spherical cage consisting of 12 pentagonal ...

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