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Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification

  • Anming Hu
  • Allen Apblett

Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Robert Liang, Anming Hu, Mélisa Hatat-Fraile, Norman Zhou
    Pages 1-45
  3. Robert Liang, Anming Hu, Mélisa Hatat-Fraile, Norman Zhou
    Pages 47-77
  4. Pengyi Zhang, Zhenmin Li
    Pages 79-110
  5. Sarang V. Muley, Nuggehalli M. Ravindra
    Pages 159-224
  6. Aleksandra Sokolowski, Stephanie Gora, Susan Andrews
    Pages 275-306
  7. Ken Oakes, Zhi Shan, Rajendran Kaliaperumal, Shine Xu Zhang, Martin Mkandawire
    Pages 307-361
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-373

About this book


This book describes the latest progress in the application of nanotechnology for water treatment and purification. Leaders in the field present both the fundamental science and a comprehensive overview of the diverse range of tools and technologies that have been developed in this critical area. Expert chapters present the unique physicochemical and surface properties of nanoparticles and the advantages that these provide for engineering applications that ensure a supply of safe drinking water for our growing population. Application areas include generating fresh water from seawater, preventing contamination of the environment, and creating effective and efficient methods for remediation of polluted waters. The chapter authors are leading world-wide experts in the field with either academic or industrial experience, ensuring that this comprehensive volume presents the state-of-the-art in the integration of nanotechnology with water treatment and purification.

  • Covers both wastewater and drinking water treatment
  • Provides concise yet thorough coverage of the fundamentals of nanomaterials and treatment processes as well as insights into future R&D trends
  • Presents the latest progress in research and prototype testing lines
  • Written for a broad audience of engineers, researchers, municipal water managers, and policymakers


Anti-bacteria TiO2 Nanowire Membranes Anti-fouling TiO2 Nanowire Membranes Arsenic Removal from Water Nanoparticle Technology Carbon Nanotubes Water Treatment DBPs Suppression Desalination Nano Disinfection Mechanism Drinking Water Treatment Nano EDCs Degradation Fullerene Nanodiamond Radioactive Material Removal Functional Nanomaterials Water Treatment Graphene Oxide Water Treatment Magnetic Activated Carbon Water Treatment Metal Nanoparticles Environmental Cleanup Nanomaterials Toxicity and Environmental Issues Nanotechnology Ecosystem Remediation Nanotechnology Water Purification Nanotechnology Water Treatment PPCPs Polymer-based Membranes Water Treatment Removal Emergen Pollutants Wastewater and Drinking Water Solar Disinfection TiO2 Nanoparticles TiO2 Coated Thin Films Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation TiO2 Nanomaterials Water Treatment TiO2 Nanowire Membranes Drinking Water TiO2 Nanowire Membranes Wastewater Wastewater Nanotechnology Water Treatment Book

Editors and affiliations

  • Anming Hu
    • 1
  • Allen Apblett
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

About the editors

Anming Hu is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA, and former research assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He and his colleagues began studying the application of nanotechnology for water treatment and purification in 2009. The research is funded by the Canadian Water Network, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada. Anming Hu is also working on laser-based advanced manufacturing, nano photonics and ultrafast laser-materials interaction.

Allen Apblett is an Oklahoma State University professor of chemistry, Councilor the Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society and President of XploSafe, LLC. His interests include industrial, materials and environmental chemistry, catalysis, and metallo-organic chemistry applied to development of new chemical processes. Recently he focuses on explosive detection and neutralization, nanotechnology for water purification, sensors and arsenic remediation.

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“This interdisciplinary book is indeed written for a broad audience of municipal water managers, engineers, researchers … describing the latest progress in the application of nanotechnology for water treatment and purification. … Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification is not only an excellent scientific lecture but also a working instrument to be found on the laboratory bench of the scientists and on the bureau of responsible policymakers active in wastewater and drinking water treatment.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Bulletin of Micro and Nanoelectrotechnologies, Vol. 6 (1-2), 2015)