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Oxide Nanomaterials for Efficient Water Treatment

  • Alagappan SubramaniyanEmail author
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Part of the Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences book series (NALIS)

Abstract

The growing demand for potable water has been a major challenge to all countries. Quick and efficient water treatment methods are the primary requirements to avoid day zero. Since the Bronze Age several water treatment methods are in use. The advent of nanomaterials has provided us new treatment methods. Nanomaterials could act as energy savers and efficient water purifiers with respect to water treatment. Among the various class of nanomaterials Oxide nanomaterials have attracted great attention in all research areas due to its low cost easy preparatory methods and less toxicity. This chapter explains the various oxide nanomaterials used in water treatment like Alumina, Zinc Oxide, Titanium dioxide, and Silica.

Keywords

Nanomaterials Oxides Water treatment CNT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThiagarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiIndia

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