4Analytical Applications of Nanoscale Materials for Water Treatment: A Review

Suvardhan Kanchi, Myalowenkosi I. Sabela, and Krishna Bisetty

Durban University of Technology, Department of Chemistry, P.O. Box 1334, Durban 4000, South Africa

4.1 Introduction

Access to clean water is a vital issue throughout the world today, spanning across multiple dimensions, including environmental policy, industry, technology, and of course, poverty. More than one-third of the world's renewable fresh water is used for agricultural, industrial, or domestic purposes. The majority of these uses release compounds back into the water, making it unsafe; we have become addicted to methods that poison the surrounding bodies of water. Several million tons of pesticides, ...

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