Application of Nanomaterials for Wastewater Treatment

The development of functional membranes is a major research topic at the Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification (IOM). Innovative methods for membrane modification are developed. The aim is to enable and improve the use of flat sheet and hollow fiber membranes for different fields of applications. Modified membrane filters gain increasing importance especially for water purification technologies. With the growing relevance of the topic in mind, scientists of the IOM have written a review article with their colleagues from the USA, Singapore, China, and Malaysia. In this publication they examine current research trends with a focus on nanomaterials used to considerably improve the performance of classical wastewater treatment technologies involving adsorption, catalysis, separation, and disinfection. Additionally, nanomaterial-based sensor technologies are considered since they are increasingly used for monitoring water contaminants.


Review article:
Recent Advances of Nanomaterials for Water Protection and Monitoring
R. Das, C. D. Vecitis, A. Schulze, B. Cao, A. F. Ismail, X. Lu, J. Chen, S. Ramakrishna
Chem. Soc. Rev. 46 (2017) 6946-7020
DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00921B

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