Chapter 17

Nanomaterials-Enhanced Electrically Switched Ion Exchange Process for Water Treatment

Yuehe Lin1, Daiwon Choi2, Jun Wang2 and Jagan Bontha2,    1Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA,    2Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

This chapter summarizes recent work on the development of an electrically switched ion exchange (ESIX) technology based on conducting polymer/carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposites as a new and cost-effective approach for the removal of radioactive cesium, chromate, and perchlorate from contaminated groundwater. The efficiency of these ESIX systems can be significantly ...

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