Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

  • Sharanabasava V. GanachariEmail author
  • Leena Hublikar
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
  • Shivalingayya S. Math
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This chapter discusses selected environmental applications of nano metal oxides. We present a few persistent environmental challenges that may be solved by the application of nano metal oxide sorbents. The following areas of applications will be discussed: toxic chemical removal from industrial contaminated water and wastewater, catalysts for organic reactions to produce important organic materials, heterogeneous photocatalysis for environmental remediation, volatile organic compounds, and biological/chemical sensors.


Nano metal oxides Environmental challenges Sorbents Applications Toxic Polluted water and wastewater Catalyst Organic materials Heterogeneous photocatalysis for environmental remediation Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Biological and chemical sensors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sharanabasava V. Ganachari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leena Hublikar
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi
    • 1
    • 5
  • Shivalingayya S. Math
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and NanotechnologySchool of Mechanical Engineering, KLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Material Science, Advanced Research in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyKLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryKLE Technological UniversityHubballiIndia
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryKLE’s P. C. Jabin Science College, VidyanagarHubballiIndia
  5. 5.Extremz Biosciences Private Limited (Govt. of Karnataka Funded Startup)KLE Technological University (formerly known as B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology)HubballiIndia
  6. 6.Department of Materials ScienceGulbarga UniversityKalaburagiIndia
  7. 7.Centre for Nano and Soft Matter SciencesBengaluruIndia

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