Chapter 27

Water Decontamination Using Iron and Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Kimberly M. Cross1, Yunfeng Lu1, Tonghua Zheng2, Jingjing Zhan2, Gary L. McPherson2 and Vijay T. John2,    1Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA,    2Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA

The enhancement of environmental quality and sustainability through pollution prevention, treatment, and remediation can be provided by the usage of nanoscale materials. These benefits are derived from the enhanced reactivity, surface area, and subsurface transport characteristics of nanomaterials. Among this material family, nanoparticles have great promise ...

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