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Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, 2nd Edition by Nora Savage, Jeremiah Duncan, Richard Sustich, Anita Street

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Chapter 20

Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Disinfection and Microbial Control

Merits and Limitations

Shaily Mahendra1, Qilin Li2, Delina Y. Lyon3, Lena Brunet4 and Pedro J.J. Alvarez2,    1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA,    2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA,    3Shell Oil Company Houston, TX, USA,    4Institut Francais du Petrole, Lyon, France

Several natural and engineered nanomaterials, such as silver (nAg), titanium oxide (TiO,), and carbon nanotubes (CNT), are known to have antibacterial properties and are under consideration as disinfecting agents for water treatment systems. Their antimicrobial mechanisms ...

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