Nanotechnologies for Environmental Remediation

Applications and Implications

  • Giusy Lofrano
  • Giovanni Libralato
  • Jeanette Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Diana Sannino, Luigi Rizzo, Vincenzo Vaiano
    Pages 1-24
  3. Antonella De Luca, Bernardí Bayarri Ferrer
    Pages 25-60
  4. Idil Arslan-Alaton, Tugba Olmez-Hanci
    Pages 61-114
  5. Elisabetta Carata, Elisa Panzarini, Luciana Dini
    Pages 115-136
  6. Chun Zhao, Yuanyuan Liu, Yongjun Sun, Jiangya Ma, Yunhua Zhu, Zhihua Sun et al.
    Pages 183-219
  7. Giusy Lofrano, Giovanni Libralato, Sanjay K. Sharma, Maurizio Carotenuto
    Pages 221-238
  8. G. Libralato, A. Costa Devoti, A. Volpi Ghirardini, D. A. L. Vignati
    Pages 269-286
  9. Ceyda Senem Uyguner-Demirel, Burak Demirel, Nadim K. Copty, Turgut T. Onay
    Pages 311-325

About this book


In this book discussing the principles of green chemistry and green engineering an international team of investigators present significant recent developments in applying nanoscience, nanoengineering, and nanotechnology to the area of environmental remediation. The opening chapters introduce candidate nanomaterials, properties, mechanisms that enable the applications, the advantages and limitations compared to existing processes and commercial research requirements. It then explores the detection and application of nanomaterials in photocatalytic processes and as adsorbents, and also covers the effect of nanoparticles in the activated sludge process. Later chapters focus on the effects of nanoparticles on crops, the risks associated with the presence of nanoparticles in the environment, and lastly the environmental effects of nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) on land remediation.

This timely, multi-author contributed volume is aimed at students, technicians, and academics interested in the role, risks and benefits of nanotechnology in modern environmental contexts.


Nanotechnology Role in Environment Principles of Green Chemistry Wastewater Contaminant Degradation Detoxification Ecotoxicology Water Nanotechnology Wastewater Nanotechology Nanoremediation Water Environmental Pollution Clean Up

Editors and affiliations

  • Giusy Lofrano
    • 1
  • Giovanni Libralato
    • 2
  • Jeanette Brown
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiologyUniversity of SalernoFisciano Italy
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringManhattan CollegeBronxUSA

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