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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 31

Stabilization of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles for Enhanced In Situ Destruction of Chlorinated Solvents in Soils and Groundwater

Feng He1, Dongye Zhao2 and Chris Roberts3,    1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA,    2Environmental Engineering Program, Department of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA,    3Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Chlorinated solvents are among the most widely detected contaminants in the United States and can pose long-term environmental threats. Yet, cost-effective in situ remediation technologies are lacking. In recent years, zerovalent iron (ZVI) or Fe–Pd bimetallic nanoparticles have shown promise for degrading chlorinated hydrocarbons ...

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