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Nanotechnology for Polluted Soil Remediation

  • Tamer A. Salem
  • Nashwa A. Fetian
  • Nabil I. Elsheery
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Abstract

Nanotechnology had been attracted many scientists for its unique physical, chemical, and biological characteristics that differ from those in a large-scale model for the same material. Nanomaterials were developed for many applications in many fields such as medicine, drug delivery, electronics, fuel cells, solar cells, food, space, and etc. Among these applications, nanomaterials had proved many benefits for remediation of different soil pollutants. Nanomaterial can help in detection and treatment of soil pollutants in variety of ways. Nanomaterials precipitates soil pollutants, acts as solid waste stabilizer and controls soil erosion. The potential of nanotechnology in soil reclamation is huge, but a few issues only will be discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Nanotechnology Soil pollutant reclamation Solid waste stabilizers Soil erosion control Zeolites Iron oxide nanomaterials Zerovalent iron Carbon nanotube 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tamer A. Salem
    • 1
  • Nashwa A. Fetian
    • 1
  • Nabil I. Elsheery
    • 2
  1. 1.Soils, Water and Environment Research InstituteAgricultural Research CenterGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Agricultural Botany Department, Faculty of AgricultureTanta UniversityTantaEgypt

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