Functionalized nanomaterials: a new avenue for mitigating environmental problems

  • S. ChaudharyEmail author
  • P. Sharma
  • P. Chauhan
  • R. Kumar
  • A. Umar


Recently, the environmental pollutions (air, water and soil) caused by the release of large amount of toxins, through extensive industrialization, have received a great attention by the environmental scientists. Thus, there is a serious need for efficient environmental remediation approaches. Recently, nanomaterials have obtained immense interest due to their enormous prospective in the environmental remediation. Researchers have developed biocompatible and safer tools for the development of nanomaterials. This review article is demonstrating that how different biocompatible nanomaterials are synthesized and used for the ecological remediation applications. Different schemes are explained for the synthesis of nanomaterials with high biocompatibility and their application in the field of environmental remediation. The use of various functional nanomaterials for the treatment of environmental pollutions (air, water and soil) is discussed in detail.


Functional nanomaterials Environmental remediation Catalytic degradation Adsorption Environmental pollution 



Priyanka Sharma is thankful to DST INSPIRE for SRF (IF 140267). Savita Chaudhary is thankful to DST Inspire Faculty award [IFACH-17] and DST Purse grants II for financial assistance and Rajeev Kumar is thankful to DST, SERB/F/8171/2015-16 and UGC (F. No. 194-2/2016 IC) for the financial support. Ahmad Umar acknowledges the Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia for granting Promising Centre for Sensors and Electronics Devices (PCSED) to Najran University, Saudi Arabia. The authors wish to thank all who assisted in conducting this work.

Authors’ contribution

SC, PS, PC and AU have collected the literature and wrote the review. SC, AU and RK read, correct and revise the review.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Chaudhary
    • 1
    Email author
  • P. Sharma
    • 2
  • P. Chauhan
    • 1
  • R. Kumar
    • 2
  • A. Umar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Centre of Advanced Studies in ChemistryPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environment StudiesPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Arts and Promising Centre for Sensors and Electronic Devices (PCSED)Najran UniversityNajranSaudi Arabia

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