Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron Particles for Environmental Restoration

From Fundamental Science to Field Scale Engineering Applications

  • Tanapon Phenrat
  • Gregory V. Lowry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Katrin Mackenzie, Anett Georgi
    Pages 45-95
  3. Tanapon Phenrat, Thi Song Thao Le, Bhanuphong Naknakorn, Gregory V. Lowry
    Pages 97-155
  4. Jan Filip, Jan Kolařík, Eleni Petala, Martin Petr, Ondřej Šráček, Radek Zbořil
    Pages 157-199
  5. Yiming Su, Gregory V. Lowry, David Jassby, Yalei Zhang
    Pages 359-386
  6. Panaya Kotchaplai, Eakalak Khan, Alisa S. Vangnai
    Pages 387-413
  7. Jinxiang Li, Yuankui Sun, Liping Liang, Xiaohong Guan
    Pages 435-470
  8. Jiawei He, Ling Ai, Yiyan Wang, Yuan Long, Chaoliang Wei, Jingjing Zhan
    Pages 495-510
  9. Khara Grieger, Rune Hjorth, Alexis Wells Carpenter, Frederick Klaessig, Emilie Lefevre, Claudia Gunsch et al.
    Pages 511-562
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 581-597

About this book


This is the first complete edited volume devoted to providing comprehensive and state-of-the art descriptions of science principles and pilot- and field-scaled engineering applications of nanoscale zerovalent iron particles (NZVI) for soil and groundwater remediation. Although several books on environmental nanotechnology contain chapters of NZVI for environmental remediation (Wiesner and Bottero (2007); Geiger and Carvalho-Knighton (2009); Diallo et al. (2009); Ram et al. (2011)), none of them include a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental and applied aspects of NZVI applications. Most devote a chapter or two discussing a contemporary aspect of NZVI. In addition, environmental nanotechnology has a broad audience including environmental engineers and scientists, geochemists, material scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists, ecologists and toxicologists. None of the current books contain enough background material for such multidisciplinary readers, making it difficult for a graduate student or even an experienced researcher or environmental remediation practitioner new to nanotechnology to catch up with the massive, undigested literature. This prohibits the reader from gaining a complete understanding of NZVI science and technology. In this volume, the sixteen chapters are based on more than two decades of laboratory research and development and field-scaled demonstrations of NZVI implementation. The authors of each chapter are leading researchers and/or practitioners in NZVI technology. This book aims to be an important resource for all levels of audiences, i.e. graduate students, experienced environmental and nanotechnology researchers, and practitioners evaluating environmental remediation, as it is designed to involve everything from basic to advanced concepts.


environmental nanotechnology nanoscale zerovalent iron particles remediation restoration organic contaminants metal(loid)s treatment dispersion stability electromagnetic induction improving reactivity carbothermal synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Tanapon Phenrat
    • 1
  • Gregory V. Lowry
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering ProgramNaresuan UniversityPhitsanulokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCanrnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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