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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 16 Nanotechnology for Contaminated Subsurface Remediation: Possibilities and Challenges

Denis M. O'Carroll

Department Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

  1. Introduction 216

  2. Sources of Groundwater Contamination and Remediation Costs 217

  3. Remediation Alternatives 218

  4. Contaminated Site Remediation via Reactive Nanomaterials 219

  5. Example of Contaminated Site Remediation via Reactive Nanometals 220

  6. Summary 227

Abstract

Groundwater represents a significant source of potable and industrial process water throughout the world. With population growth, the availability of this precious resource is becoming increasingly scarce. Historically, the subsurface was thought ...

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