Chapter 30

Physicochemistry of Polyelectrolyte Coatings that Increase Stability, Mobility, and Contaminant Specificity of Reactive Nanoparticles Used for Groundwater Remediation

Tanapon Phenrat1 and Gregory V. Lowry2,    1Department of Civil Engineering, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand,    2Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Novel reactive nanomaterials offer the potential for efficient targeted delivery of remedial agents to subsurface contaminants such as chlorinated solvents and heavy metals. The primary challenge to their application is to overcome rapid aggregation and deposition of these nanomaterials in water-saturated porous media, and to improve the efficiency ...

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